[V8] Overheating - revisited
sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Fri Jun 16 20:26:01 EDT 2006
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From: "Scott Baumann / PTS Power" <scott at ptspower.com>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 5:37 PM
Subject: [V8] Overheating - revisited
> Howdy, gang!
> 230K on the clock, and running as strong as ever. My only problem is that
> once the outside temp is above 80-85 degrees, I DO NOT DARE stop in a
> drive-through, and PRAY not to hit a traffic jam! The reason being that
> my 1990 V8Q will run all day long and as hard as I ask it, maintaining a
> sub mid-point temp the whole time. 10 minutes stopped, however, has my
> temp gauge skyrocketing. Shutting down the A/C and revving up the engine
> in neutral helps to being the temp down a bit, but if it lasts more than a
> few minutes, I am dead in the water with what seems to be a vapor lock.
> No amount of cranking will bring it back to life, until an adequate amount
> of cooling time has elapsed. Am I fighting a failing T-stat here? All
> fans operate as they should (checked all of that out). This is my third
> summer I am facing with these issues. I am seriously considering parking
> this V8 for the summer and only using it for a cold weather car (85% of
> days here in Wisconsin anyway). Any ideas??
> Scott B in WI
> 1990 V8Q
> 2000 A8Q
> 2003 Navigator (avoid these like anything)
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