[V8] Overheating - revisited

Scott DeWitt sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Fri Jun 16 20:26:01 EDT 2006

Fan clutch.....
----- Original Message ----- 
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??
> Regards,
> Scott B in WI
> 1990 V8Q
> 2000 A8Q
> 2003 Navigator (avoid these like anything)
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