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Old 11-09-2018, 12:10 PM
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This is my first time owning a car like this, and I love it. This might be a dumb question, so forgive my inexperience:
When accelerating greatly, the temperature in the cabin rises noticeably, especially around my legs. Naturally, I'm assuming its from the engine. Is this a normal thing that I'm just not used to?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:30 PM
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Here is a weird one for you:
I can drive with the passenger window down, and enjoy the temperature of the
outside air. However, if I open up the driver window, the circulation then pulls
heat from somewhere, and I can feel it as it drafts upward. I even had my
wife in the car, and showed her, she felt it as soon as I opened up the driver
window. If both my widows are closed, I get nothing.

There is supposed to be a neutral position when the HVAC fan is off, yours
may slightly set to the foot heat area... There can be ambient heat from the
firewall, that would be radiant heat. I would also guess that when both my
windows are open, air passes over the inside of the firewall, and pulls the
ambient heat off it...
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:34 AM
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The heat and air shut off automatically when you floor it, so the engine can have more power It's normal...………….
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by David Young View Post
The heat and air shut off automatically when you floor it, so the engine can have more power It's normal....
So when i floor it, and it gets hotter in the cabin (and stays hot for awhile after) this is a normal thing?
I just want to be sure that I'm not messing up my first ever Mustang!!!
Thanks again.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:16 PM
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does it have headers on it..?. they might be getting red hot and hence you feel that heat through the firewall.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by GT Nate View Post
does it have headers on it..?. they might be getting red hot and hence you feel that heat through the firewall.
I don't know what headers are, but I doubt it because it's all 2018 factory stuff. 5.0 automatic transmission
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenjt42 View Post
So when i floor it, and it gets hotter in the cabin (and stays hot for awhile after) this is a normal thing?
I just want to be sure that I'm not messing up my first ever Mustang!!!
Thanks again.

I just got one too and mine is definitely noticable. I thought i had my heater running. I think there gets to be, a buildup of heat innthe tunnel maybe ? Im going to go ahead and put some insulation
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