How hot is too hot?
Was out cruising in the Bonneville today and was just wondering how hot is too hot for the thing? I had the AC on max the whole and was in town most of the time. Outside temperature was 95+. The temp gauge would max out right on the red line and would cool no more than the mark just to the left of the max mark. Is this normal for stop and go traffic? Out on the highway the temp gauge usually hoovers around the middle. BTW what are the temperature readings for each mark on the gauge? Also at one point the car starting missing and acting like it was hot and funny and I took it out on the highway at speeds of 65 or so and it started running fine. Could this be a problem with the high temps? I don't think anything is seriously wrong, but I just wanted to confirm with all other bonny owners. I have a 180 stat installed and the factory tranny cooler and everything else seems just fine Any opinions?
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