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    ohh i thought you did a HC swap, anyhow you say it heats up but doesnt overheat right? overheating IMPOV: would be the gauge going from 235 to 250 but yours stops at 235 right? and the fans come on?

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    no, I turn off the car around 235. and my fans kick on once it goes past 210*. that's the first sign of it starting to overheat. after that it heats up quick.

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    Sorry to intrude.. but where are the bleeder screws.. i couldnt locate mine.

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    Ok,

    I didnt read every post word for word but wanted to offer this. F-bodies are bottom feeders for air, and suck up plastic bags, debris all the time. Make sure theres no plastic bag or such across the condensor, or between the condensor and radiator.

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    Oh, and a good thing to have when filling the cooling system is one of those funnel/storage containers that extend the coolant fill level to the highest point. I remember it always being nerve racking get those systems burped. Fieros back in the day were the worst.

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    PROBLEM SOLVED! My thermostat was stuck closed. The shop installed a new SLP 160* thermostat and I had the car dynotuned. I'm at 322 horsepower and 330 ft lbs. of torque now. They adjusted the car for 91 octance and changed the shift points so that the car shifts better. Drives great now.

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    frikin sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    manythings can go wrong with cooling system...

    ! Thermostat stuck Close

    2 deterioated Coolant (old coolant)

    3 Blocked Radiator (due to rust)

    4 AC condencer Fan

    5 Leak in the hoses.

    ive heard of the air bubbles but to avoid that problem in the future just open the bleeder screws before you fill up the radiator.

    ohh you might want to also check the air dam, there could be alot of rubbage there sometimes, like leaves, deadbugs etc... and clean it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    PROBLEM SOLVED! My thermostat was stuck closed. The shop installed a new SLP 160* thermostat and I had the car dynotuned. I'm at 322 horsepower and 330 ft lbs. of torque now. They adjusted the car for 91 octance and changed the shift points so that the car shifts better. Drives great now.
    Yes and I Helped! lol frikin kick ass dude! now you can enjoy your maro 322 is good what setup are you running?

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    STOCK FANS ARE SET TO COME ON AT 230.
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    well, I got my FAST intake put on, and now my engine is going past 230 degrees. I don't know why! I think it's running lean, but jeez! I also lost 4 horsepower and gained 5 ft lbs. I already refilled the coolant, and that didn't help.

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    my fans are now setup to come on at 185*, and haven't come on yet.

    my setup is in my signature.
    2000 SS Camaro.- SLPsubframe connectors, SLP strut tower brace, throttlebody bypass, SLP air bellows, K&N airfilter, SLP air lid, Flowmaster exhaust, UMI LCA's, UMI SA Panhard Bar, FAST 78 mm intake, SLP 160* thermostat. 323 RWHP 330 ft lbs.

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    here's what my engine bay looks like now.

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    Y the hell are u still running EGR with FAST?? Ur the only car i have seen that is doing that with the FAST intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Y the hell are u still running EGR with FAST?? Ur the only car i have seen that is doing that with the FAST intake.
    called living in California. I'm keeping my car street legal.

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    Same thing I thought at first then i saw CA

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    I wanted to take off the EGR, but the guy at the car shop said that it wouldn't make a very big difference and would just make my car illegal, so I was better off just keeping it. So I did. there's alot of stuff I want to do that I can't because of living in California, but then again I love living here, so I can deal.

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    thats what i hated when i was living in CA, no freedom to do stuff 2 your car. but here i think they only make a big deal if black smoke is comming out the exhaust. BTW your car is it A4 or M6?

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    it's an A4

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    I run a big stroker engine and i am always showing 230 as well. That does not mean its actually that hot as i think the sending unit is only sending block temp.. U can get an accuarate reading by plugging in diagnostic device.. Change out your thermo to 160-180 thermostat and run Evans Coolant.

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