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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:07 pm 
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A 115 degree thermostat would have to have one hell of system to contain that temperature without boiling...

 

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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:17 pm 
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It wasn't opening at 115, meaning it's not functioning. Since thermostat was done a few months ago, found a new mechanic who does performance cars and is really good. He called and told me what it was so I asked him to order a 92 degree one, which he put in and now running between 1/4-1/2 on temp gauge, sitting in traffic. It's still too hot for me so getting new tank put in it too. I've asked to keep the s**t one so I can use it as a tool to get my crapload of money back from previous retard.
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Oh I see, I misread your post. Bit dodgy to have it stuff up so quick? :? Hope they pay you back but they'll probably make you fight for it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Was probably cheap and nasty. I'll find out soon enough I guess! They'll give me what they owe me I'm sure ;) I'm just grateful I have a good guy now who doesn't treat me like other mechanics do, like a dumb Sheila... Coz I'm far from that.
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:08 am 
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Good move on the 92 degree tstat. Colder ones just wear out your engine too quick.
I had a brand new thermostat stay closed on a new cleveland once so it does happen.
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Thanks. Also getting a new tank and cap since the other wasn't holding pressure, due to cross threading on the tank that's in it. Goodness me some people need a bullet for such stupidity. Hoping this seemingly lengthy process of running hot hasn't caused too many other not-yet-seen issues that may come up.
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 pm 
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Smittysorganic wrote:
now running between 1/4-1/2 on temp gauge, sitting in traffic. It's still too hot for me


Can't I ask why sitting at 1/4-1/2 on the guage is still too hot? That's where it's meant to sit.

You don't want it running cold or it will run rich.

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:14 pm 
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sd1800 wrote:
Smittysorganic wrote:
now running between 1/4-1/2 on temp gauge, sitting in traffic. It's still too hot for me


Can't I ask why sitting at 1/4-1/2 on the guage is still too hot? That's where it's meant to sit.

You don't want it running cold or it will run rich.


Zigactly!
And ring/bore wear accelerates exponentially with colder running temps.
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:36 pm 
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It's always run at just over a quarter
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