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That girdle eff's up the coolant passages...


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That girdle eff's up the coolant passages...
I always wondered how that would work.
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The air dam does not actually scoop air. It to draw the air thru the radiator. Powell gave a good explanation in a different thread. I'm too tired to remember better right now.

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The air dam does two things;
It creates a pressure wave under the car that forcesair up into the rad, while also creates a vacuum behind it that draws air down.
A beat up, flimsy, bent over air dam could be part of the issue.


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I always wondered how that would work.
RedlineNoob had constant issues when driving 80+ down in the south on a stock block though
Right. It is a common issue.

I have experience it on very hot days just this past summer. For most 80* there is no problem. But once the temp gets up into the mid 90s my temp will creep up above 180.

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Dudes...

As far as coolant temp is concerned, the fans come on "low speed" at 223*F and on "high speed" at 230*F. 180 degrees is nothing to this motor.

So, again, how much of an issue?



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I drilled one hole in my brand new thermostat and even in the summer, the car ran so cool that I don't think it ever got above 165 even sitting and idling on the hottest days of the year.

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I drilled one hole in my brand new thermostat and even in the summer, the car ran so cool that I don't think it ever got above 165 even sitting and idling on the hottest days of the year.

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How big of a hole did you drill in the stat??
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Yeah, John, you told me to.

Just drill a small hole. I think I went with 1/8".
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