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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:33 am 
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Hey all,
Im starting to get a bit concerned with the amount of heat that's coming from the engine bay,
Firstly after a 20min drive, EVERY part of my engine is boiling hot (unable to touch)
Secondly In the cabin of the car, Im getting alot of hot air coming through (not necessarily the vents), Along with around the gear stick and inside the center console (underneath the head unit), It gets that hot, that my ipod that sits there gets untouchable...
Can I get some advice as Im not sure how to tackle this...
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*Car is quick to heat up

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:35 am 
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is your thermostat opening ?
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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:05 pm 
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Car is at normal operating temp so I don't think it would be anything to do with coolant.

My car heats up pretty quick too. When I installed my extractors the car ran so hot that my accelerator and cruise control cables melted.

Do you have extractors on your car? if so I think the extra heat from it without the heat shield can cause the engine bay to heat up much quicker then it should.

Heat transfer through the gear stick is usually normal, I used to get that in the manual on a hot day as well as now on my manual. Not too sure about the dash though.

Has this been happening recently during the hot summers days? If so, that is a main contribution to the heat.

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:18 pm 
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iv been getting the same thing, my steering gear is starting to suffer from it as well, it only really started when i replaced all breaks at the start of melb warming up, but even on the cooler days its getting very warm, and my engine temp gauge says its running cooler then normal coz i got a bull bar and more air is getting across the radiator (dont worrie its all covered by mesh and is safe from bugs and other foren objects.

all components of the engine get real hot and stay hot for ages after car is shut off, its making me nervious coz of the damage it might cause sitting there hot turned off but even if u let it idol for a period of time after it still doesent cool down at all, if anything gets hotter!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:18 pm 
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block cat could be heating up the exhaust

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:29 pm 
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think ur on to somthing, coz mines been playing funny buggers for a while, ill change it and see how we go.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:26 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Car is at normal operating temp so I don't think it would be anything to do with coolant.

My car heats up pretty quick too. When I installed my extractors the car ran so hot that my accelerator and cruise control cables melted.

Do you have extractors on your car? if so I think the extra heat from it without the heat shield can cause the engine bay to heat up much quicker then it should.

Heat transfer through the gear stick is usually normal, I used to get that in the manual on a hot day as well as now on my manual. Not too sure about the dash though.

Has this been happening recently during the hot summers days? If so, that is a main contribution to the heat.

phong =P~


sorry to go offtopic, but how did u solve the problem after getting the extractors?
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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:01 pm 
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jjohnno wrote:
phongus wrote:
Car is at normal operating temp so I don't think it would be anything to do with coolant.

My car heats up pretty quick too. When I installed my extractors the car ran so hot that my accelerator and cruise control cables melted.

Do you have extractors on your car? if so I think the extra heat from it without the heat shield can cause the engine bay to heat up much quicker then it should.

Heat transfer through the gear stick is usually normal, I used to get that in the manual on a hot day as well as now on my manual. Not too sure about the dash though.

Has this been happening recently during the hot summers days? If so, that is a main contribution to the heat.

phong =P~


sorry to go offtopic, but how did u solve the problem after getting the extractors?


I haven't :lol: engine bay still runs hot. Got to get some measurements for the top exhaust bolts as well as the size of the cover. Going to take it to work and then get them to take their "spare" stainless steel sheet metal to make me a heat shield cover :D gotta love work.

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:01 am 
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Yeah bit contribution could be the extractors, I got JMM, and really gets the heat going on hot days (inside the cabin), but even on really cold days the heat still comes in...
What would it cost to get a heatshield made up? would anyone want to group by some nice shiny ones?!
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