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Overheating in the Texas sun

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    Overheating in the Texas sun

    My 4th gen, totally stock LS1 was sitting in traffic on the highway one day due to a fatal car fire about 5 miles up. As i sat in traffic; slow stop and go, avg speed 5 mph or less, with the AC on, i noticed the temperature gauge slowly increasing. After a while it was slightly over 3/4 high. I didn't want to take any chances, so i pulled off to the side of the road. After exiting the highway, and driving around a bit, the temperature dropped back to normal (210), where it has remained ever since. The only way i can reproduce the event is by driving around in the heat (100+ degrees), parking, then revving the engine, while parked to 1,000 RPM.

    1) Car has >30,000 miles on it.
    2.) Yes, both fans are functioning on both high and low settings.
    3.) Proper coolant levels were maintained during and after the event.
    4.) There were no leaks, no smells of coolant (or otherwise)
    5.) Car has never been raced, just the occasional highway WOT run
    6.) Car has an automatic transmission. There is no cooler.

    Don't laugh, but my 3800 Series V6 never had this issue.....

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    maybe the thermostat needs to be changed

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    When i called a GM dealership, I was told the normal operating temp is 210 - 230. Is this true??
    Last edited by first01SS; 06-16-2008 at 11:14 PM.

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    Air maybe.. mine did that when I flushed the coolant.. Open the cap and let it run for a while then increase RPMS and see if bubbles comes out.. if not .. thermostat. My run around 210 for a while after the coolant flush then it went back down and never gets about 180 after the bubble release.. Its a 98 tho with all its funkyness.

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    I dont think its anything out of the ordinary, that kind of situation is hell on cars. But your right about the 3800 series, Im pretty sure my temp guage works, and it never goes over about 200.

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    +1 on the thermostat idea, its the cheapest solution, lets hope thats it.

    what about rad, are you sure that coolant is circulating through it? if it happens when sitting still, coolant may not be circulating, and then when you start moving air cools it down a bit.

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    I removed the thermostat, and checked it; its opening too late. I'm replacing it today, and hoping it resolves the issue.......

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    Should solve it

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