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    Exclamation is my rear end overheating?

    I just did a 300 mile hike at 80ish mph. It was all night driving plus we had the a/c on. I noticed that the luggage in the hatch was warm-the whole hatch was warm. Is my rearend overheating?

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    no answers? ok...glad i have a warranty

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    probably not

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    problems aready? guessing not heat from rear but maybe exhaust leak? smell anything?

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    honestly I've never really paid much attention to the hatch carpet. There's really no shield above the rear so I would guess a little heat would soak through especially on a long drive like that. I'm gonna *guess* that it's normal but just take a drive and get under the car and feel the bottom of the car and the rear to see just how hot it is. I'd also check the fluid in the rear. Might wanna change it out if it's bothering you that much. If it's burnt then yes it's too hot but my gut would tell me you just soaked up some heat due to the long trip. Might want to also make sure the heat shields are back there above your exhaust pipe. There's 2 small shields where it comes over the axle and one or two over the gas tank. Make sure they're all there.

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    if it overheated you would know it, trust me. it would of warped

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    heat from the exhaust little man, nothing to worry about...

    plus just get used to everything being warm/hot interior wise, now that you have a black car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    heat from the exhaust little man, nothing to worry about...

    plus just get used to everything being warm/hot interior wise, now that you have a black car...
    i believe the exhaust heat stuff b/c i'm wide open [headers/y/corsa] but like i said-the trip was at night, and i don't think the moon can even make a black car hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    honestly I've never really paid much attention to the hatch carpet. There's really no shield above the rear so I would guess a little heat would soak through especially on a long drive like that. I'm gonna *guess* that it's normal but just take a drive and get under the car and feel the bottom of the car and the rear to see just how hot it is. I'd also check the fluid in the rear. Might wanna change it out if it's bothering you that much. If it's burnt then yes it's too hot but my gut would tell me you just soaked up some heat due to the long trip. Might want to also make sure the heat shields are back there above your exhaust pipe. There's 2 small shields where it comes over the axle and one or two over the gas tank. Make sure they're all there.
    i agree...a fluid flush/fill is in need as it's @ 80k miles

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