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EA82T guys...temp Q's
Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:50 PM
so its been in the upper 80s - low 90's recently in the philly area. sitting in traffic the mechanical guage shows a hair over 200 - 210 when the car sits and bakes in the sun...what is normal under these circumstances? the digi dash gauge sits at 1/2 way (dd - i know, i know) when the mechanical guage is in sitting in this range. how hot are your cars getting
keep in mind i dont have any A/C components left in the car and i have an XT6 (3 stage) thermostat in it...what can i do to keep thins thing cooler?
for those who dont know, this Q is for my modded 86 XT.
also the thing has been sitting because $2.27 p/gal for premium is stupid, and this POS only gets 13mpg.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 06:43 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 11:55 PM
Now, the RX daily driver will cruise at about 220-230...sit at 200-210 in traffic....AC or not. Im guessing its got an OE T-stat...and its got a stock rad and red fan setup.
The DL...well...one mech fan and thats it...and stays below 1/2 on the guage.
The Project RX with one mech fan never got above 1/3 on the guage...and i ran the piss out of it...then it blew.
Posted 16 May 2004 - 01:04 PM
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Posted 16 May 2004 - 05:35 PM
not all turbo auto rads are like that one....my gl-10 was auto/turbo...and it came with the factory thin rad.
ive heard that the 1989 gl-10 ft4wd auto/turbo had a factory 2 row.
Posted 16 May 2004 - 05:51 PM
its crazy to say this but 13mpg is actually to be expected with how much work was done to the XT. cams, bigger turbo, timing, etc. leads to a 225mi range for a full tank, so maybe 15 mpg.
public enemy number one is probably the modified MAF that enrichens the air fuel mixture. the car runs very rich at idle and light throttle, i even get the pulsing rev idle after a 13psi blast when i come to a stop.
im thinking the car could use a new rad, and i should probably have the fan going full time as well...
we shall see after this heat wave breaks. not in any real danger just yet.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 02:13 AM
My wagon chills at 190deg with a 190deg t stat around town and its 100+ deg outside. 65-75mph it sits a hair inside of 210 deg, no ac. dual elec fans run manually when I see my t stat open
Posted 17 May 2004 - 06:52 AM
I used to have terribel temp problems with my GL-10 turbo automatic and even blew two motors before I stumbled onto this setup. The car routinely runs at 180 around town and 210 on the highway in the summer heat and the AC on. The critical ingredient is the " Stops Overheating" formula. It is truely great stuff and I've been using it for several years now. No more overheated and blown engines.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 09:31 AM
Posted 17 May 2004 - 06:51 PM
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