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PostSubject: car runs a bit hot   Thu 02 Apr 2009, 6:48 am

I have a vs v8 statesman and i have a bit of an over heating issue. the car runs hot with the air-con on. i have put in a new water pump, thermostat, radiator, flushed he entire cooling system out.
any ideas as to why this is, would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Thu 02 Apr 2009, 7:52 am

Have you checked that your thermo fans are kicking in? Most likely cause of your problem if its only when running air con.


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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Thu 02 Apr 2009, 12:13 pm

azzasv wrote:
I have a vs v8 statesman and i have a bit of an over heating issue. the car runs hot with the air-con on. i have put in a new water pump, thermostat, radiator, flushed he entire cooling system out.
any ideas as to why this is, would be great.

what model stato is it....if it's a GEN III you could try removing the big arse turtle shell cover and go for the twin cover setup instead...have heard nothing but good things about them cooling ya car down...
also is it only "running hot" on the gauge or can you hear it bubbling ?...could even be something as simple as a dicky temp sender unit.....Andy
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 03 Apr 2009, 2:53 am

its a vs 5lt. thermo fans are fine.
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 03 Apr 2009, 4:59 am

azzasv wrote:
its a vs 5lt. thermo fans are fine.

yeah the thermos may be fine, but is it only running hot viz the temp gauge or is it physically hot, eg bubbling over.......could be the temp sender switch is stuffed, which screws into the block and send the temp to your gauge.....a simple $8.00 fix if it is.
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 03 Apr 2009, 3:29 pm

Check the Engine Fan relay, mine in the VP was playing up and was overheating the engine when the AC was on. All good now. rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 04 Sep 2009, 11:47 am

[quote="AndyCapped]....if it's a GEN III you could try removing the big arse turtle shell cover and go for the twin cover setup instead...have heard nothing but good things about them cooling ya car down...Andy[/quote]
If a GenIII sits at 1/3 on the guage and and the fans fire up, is that normal Andy?
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 04 Sep 2009, 2:53 pm

depends on if you are stationary or not...havent really taken lot of notice when mine cut in, but temp gauge sits just below the 1/2 mark most of the time..ash cheers buddy Andy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 04 Sep 2009, 10:19 pm

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[quote="AndyCapped]....if it's a GEN III you could try removing the big arse turtle shell cover and go for the twin cover setup instead...have heard nothing but good things about them cooling ya car down...Andy
If a GenIII sits at 1/3 on the guage and and the fans fire up, is that normal Andy?[/quote]

perfectly normal, its all controlled by the PCM
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Fri 04 Sep 2009, 10:53 pm

thanks for clarifying that tom, wasnt 100% sure if it was controlled by the pcm as I am still learning about these GEN III's myself !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sat 05 Sep 2009, 2:25 am

Me too. Stage 1- Remove the Ninja Turtle off the top....
Gotta start somewhere....Cheers Guys.
The VeePee stayed just out the blue b4 I pulled it off the road, even with 360XXXk's.
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sun 06 Sep 2009, 8:12 am

Why would any standard or slightly modified car need to take engine covers off? this seems like a backyard way of doing things, if a car is overheating there is a issue with the cooling system of tuning, not engine covers!

yes taking the covers off will let the intake manifold run a little cooler but this would only be needed if you chasing every last bit of hp.
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sun 06 Sep 2009, 8:38 am

Yeah, I don't think I'll bother removing the lid, seeing as 1/3 on on guage isn't an issue. May jst do it temporarily just see if there's a change...
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sun 06 Sep 2009, 9:17 am

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Why would any standard or slightly modified car need to take engine covers off? this seems like a backyard way of doing things, if a car is overheating there is a issue with the cooling system of tuning, not engine covers!

yes taking the covers off will let the intake manifold run a little cooler but this would only be needed if you chasing every last bit of hp.

realise that, I only removed the turtle shell cover to replace them with LS1 fibreglass covers.....I dont understand the removing them altogether myself....they also stop dirt and crap from accumulating on the top....
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sun 06 Sep 2009, 10:46 am

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realise that, I only removed the turtle shell cover to replace them with LS1 fibreglass covers.....I dont understand the removing them altogether myself....they also stop dirt and crap from accumulating on the top....
They're only about $150, aren't they? I wouldn't be doing for any horsepower gain, just wondered if 1/3 was the norm...
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PostSubject: Re: car runs a bit hot   Sun 06 Sep 2009, 10:51 am

Taking the engine cover off will only help inlet manifold air temps and only slightly, not coolant temps.. My engine temps never budge from 1/3 whether its 5deg or 45deg with a cammed motor.
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