[V8] Engine Runs a Little Hot
v8q at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 27 12:16:10 EDT 2005
More often than not, its the radiator with the conditiona you
describe... 300 for a new one, buy the $%^$%^^% expensive bonded rubber
upper mounts (2), you may need the lower ones too. Buy a roll of 1/4"
thick 1/4 to 3/8" in wide double stick foam to replace the foam radiator
to support seal too.
To verify, find a friendly fire station and ask them to thermal image
your radiator (with the AC off).
daves745t at optonline.net wrote:
>I'm hoping you guys can give me some suggestions - now that the days are hotter I'm noticing that my 90 V8Q is too.
>This is the first summer I've owned her so I don't have a benchmark on operating temp. Thus far, when
>she is fully warmed up the temp needle is about a width or two to the left of the 12 o'clock position (just under 100 degrees).
>When the engine is under load and then I come to a stop or if I'm sitting at a red light the temp needle begins to creep up.
>It usually doesn't get past maybe 105 degrees and almost any forward movement brings it back down very quickly
>However, now that we've had a string on 90+ degree day here in NJ, the engine temp has got me concerned as it has crept to
> 110 and even a little more. I get no warnings or alarms from the V8, but clearly it should not be getting that high based
> on what I've read here. The thermostat was changed with the timing belt, the radiator fluid is the good 'red stuff' at the proper level.
> Should I here the electric fan kick on? Because I don't think I have, but then again I haven't stood there with the hood open and looked.
>Any thoughts? Thanks as always.
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