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Old 07-22-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Running hot in this AZ heat

Since I supercharged my SS in July of 2012, my car has been running a little above "normal" (194-199*) and sits right around 199-205*, just cruising around town. At the track, it crept up to 210* after my second pass, which was in March, where it was only 70* outside.

Keeping in mind, I am in AZ, where the temps hit 115* in July and the pavement can hit 160* on a normal day, I am nervous that this isn't safe for the motor. I am also keeping in mind heat soak from the supercharger and an additional "barrier" from the heat exchange for the eforce for the increase in coolant temps.

As an FYI- I have a conservative tune on the car and I am running the stock 3.5" pulley.

I am running a stock T-stat, but I started thinking that maybe a larger radiator could help lower the temps. Does anyone have any suggestions on a brand or other ideas to get the temps down?

Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
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I bought a dual pass h/e. Might want to also look into a 160* Tstat
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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Upgraded radiator.
H/E will help intake temps, but not coolant temps. 160 t-stat won't help, at 200 factory t-stat is all the way open.

That being said, that is nothing. Corvette fans don't even kick on at high speed until 225 or so. If the car was getting to 235-240 then I would be concerned, but those temps are actually cool for this weather. My car hit 222-223 with a/c cranked sitting in traffic yesterday.
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