Q: How Hot is Too Hot
One Question to all – What is hot (in your own opinion) for an engine to run? How hot – is to hot? 190?,195?, 200?,215?, 225?
A: In my opinion, 215 is when you start looking at the guage more thn the road. 225 is when I shut it down before it gets worst. 235+ and you’re in dangerous territory. 250+ things start warping and cracking.
Octane doesn’t directly affect your temps, however, if you car pings because of low octane than this can make it run hotter because you’re not running at an optimum condition so the engine has to work harder to produce the same power (and I’m sure that pre-ignition might generate more useless heat).
Get a desert cooler, a 160 thermostat, a good engine flush, a decent water pump, run a 50/50 mix (Destilled water is preferable. More water than collant is actually better for temps), run a little on the rich side, use the 400/AC car filler pannels, and everything should be ok. Almost forgot, the fan shroud itself is another important item – don’t know how many cars seem to come up short on that one.
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