One hot Bonnie...Seriously
Some background I now live in Pheonix, AZ where it is hot. I anticipated the coolant system temperature to increase some but I have been pretty suprised as of late at how warm the temps are. First off, I have installed the 180* t-stat. It has never ran around 180* always more around 190*. Now that summer is upon us my wife and I took a trip into a cooler area and here that means climbing the I-17 towards Flagstaff which is quite the uphill battle. Before we reached the top my aeroforce guage said 257* then it was followed by a surge down to about 235*. Followed by another surge to around 245* and that was it wanted to stay. I then rolled the windows down turned on the heater and the temps went down to about 220*. This was all okay, I chalked it up to climbing that much elevation in 110* heat. Today coming from work which is 35 miles away on the very flat I-10, cruising at around 77 temps pegged at 228* but leveled off at about 223*.
My question being is my t-stat sticking or do I have a bigger problem on my hands? Anyone here from AZ.
The car is 2k bonnie with 141k miles and stage 1 upgrades.
Thank you very much.
Last edited by SSEi-Ei-O; 07-14-2009 at 10:05 PM.
Reason: added mileage