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Old 08-13-2010, 01:15 PM
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Lately my car has been running hotter than normal. It is a 308, so I figure it would run hotter than stock, but it used to be run perfectly normal. Noticed the problem after I had popped a waterpump gasket awhile back.
It doesnt cool below the "N" on normal (sorry i havent upgraded gauges to get a real number) Driving or idleing. Even if I drive it hard it doesnt get hotter than that, but I do feel the powerloss from the heat.
It has bigger than stock non-aluminum radiatior, with an electric fan which pretty much contiuously runs after warming up.
Re-installed AC and now it doesnt matter the time of day or outside temp.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:04 PM
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What kind've water pump are you using? thermostat? The bigger than stock non-aluminium raditor what is it from, 2/3 core? Just trying to get these questions out of the way
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:50 PM
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The water pump is from autozone. The summit highflow I had failed. Its a 2 core 1.5in thick. Today I checked for flow and its definitely pumping water. I guess maybe its either time to flush it or buy a nice aluminum. Oh and i want to say I got a 180degree.
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