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 Post subject: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:05 am 
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Hi, last couple months my ba xr8 has been running hotter than usual. Had thermostat replaced, radiator unblocked, new radiator cap, and water pump is in good shape. It runs rough when it's cold, has done for a long time. It's mods include extractors, k&n air filter, exhaust, new nolathane difficult bushes. Car ran up to about 1/2 on temp gauge on friday and coolant p****d out onto the road and up through the underside of the bonnet. Am I looking at heads, gaskets or what? And if it's heads, where is a reliable source to get them that's not gonna charge me too much?
Thanks, Amanda
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:51 am 
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Whatever lol! The radiator was done 12 days ago. Can't see it blocking up again in that time...I'll have my guys look at it again. Hoping to TK test today when and if my mechanic gets to my house today...and can u give me details on a decent supplier for heads or what? Lmao
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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:46 am 
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Could be blocked cats?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:01 am 
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Maybe, I'll look at it. It's just not making sense with all the symptoms, of which there are others...Just starting to get under my skin with all the money and such I've spent on the car, just to maintain the stinkin thing...
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:47 am 
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is the ignition timing right?

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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:20 am 
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Thanks Gab, yeah it seems good. Mechanic is on his way to check it all out for me! Fingers crossed its not cracked heads or something. Every time I service the car they find something new wrong with it lol. Time to get a Holden I think
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:50 am 
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time for a XR6 Turbo :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:54 am 
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Thanks Gab, yeah it seems good. Mechanic is on his way to check it all out for me! Fingers crossed its not cracked heads or something. Every time I service the car they find something new wrong with it lol. Time to get a Holden I think

same hole in the wallet,car=$$$$$$$$$$$

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:08 pm 
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hahaha @getting it sideways...Hell NO! No more fords for me, I've never spent so much time and money on cars as I have this one! I will say, gimme a mustang anyday, we've had a couple of those with no probs. GRRRR!!!! I only wish I still had my home workshop to do it all myself...He's going on the tow truck coz I ain't driving it and neither is the mechanic lol
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:52 pm 
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"Hell NO! No more fords for me" "gimme a mustang anyday, we've had a couple of those with no probs."


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 Post subject: Re: 300kw xr8 running hot
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Hmm...No, get a holden lol...GTS
The whole Pony thing, had a 65 and a 2000 GT, the GT while living in the USA. Even under 6 foot of snow, it started and drove like a dream, never a drama. This xr8 thing has given me nothing but headaches lol
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Ok. So it seems the thermostat which I just had replaced wasn't opening at 115 degrees! Getting a new one in it. TK test came up good. Most expensive thermostat I've ever had after having the car towed to the mechanic and them doing all their tests. Let's hope this does the trick
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:51 pm 
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EVL098, thanks for that...Really good conversation starter.
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:00 pm 
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