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Heating on an LT1

This is a discussion on Heating on an LT1 within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have an 96 Trans am LT1 6 speed, and i was just needing to know what temperature they ran ...

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    I have an 96 Trans am LT1 6 speed, and i was just needing to know what temperature they ran at ? at first when i got the car i thought it was getting hot and then everyone is telling me thats what they run at. Can anyone tell me what they are supposed to run at?
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    If ther computer is stock, I think the fans don't even come on till 210 degrees.

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    The cars can regularly go to and over 210 degrees in hot weather or traffic. Optimal temps for power seem to be between 170-185. If you want to cool it off, a 160 thermostat and fan switch are invaluable.

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    is the fan switch manual or automatic?

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    The fans are electric and turned on by the computer. Not sure about your ? hope that helps.

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    ok thanks

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    Some places will do a small ECU tune on your car. It useually does your fan temps tire and gear changes and some do shift points for a small amount. Might check around your area for something like that.

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    ok thanks

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    A manual fan switch lets you turn the fans on and off (on the high or low setting) whenever you need to, and still retain factory fan operation

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    Ok I Would Really Like To Get My Computer Programmed To Make It Come On Earlier Rather Than Have To Constantly Look At The Gauges And Worry About Turning The Fans On.

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    Thats normal for an OBD-2 car. The factory set those up to run much hotter than the OBD-1 cars. Mine runs about 175-180 in normal weather. In hot traffic it creeps up to 195-200

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