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Old 01-02-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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My last two trips over the pass to Eastern Oregon I noticed my car overheating. In excess of 220. I'm running the 180 Stat and dual tranny coolers. I think I found the problem on the second trip, return leg. I had alot of slush from the falling snow built up on the front of the car, blocking the gap between the lower part of the grill and the front bumper. This is a relatively small area, but as soon as I cleared it and started driving again, it dropped down below 200.

Anyone else ever see this problem?
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I get in in the Summer ALOT.. its just cause no cold air and im ususally stopped cause im in the City
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There has been two small storms in Michigan, and usually my car gets full of snow. It has gotten hot, but not that hot. It usually cools down after it reaches that point.

But yesterday, when it was totally clear out, I was getting around 220, which kinda scared me, cause it took a while to go back down.
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I never get this in the City in the summer. Only in the snow when that little slit between the hood and bumber is slushed up. I didn't think that little area would make that big of a difference.
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when me and my dad went up in the snow we had problems with the heat too!
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Yes Pooky, we did. Now our little secret is out of the bag, isn't it? You're not getting my car when I die. I'm being buried in it.
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Yes Pooky, we did. Now our little secret is out of the bag, isn't it? You're not getting my car when I die. I'm being buried in it.
well u didnt have to say anything im sure we wernt the only father and dauter going up there now were we?!
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and i am too getting your car whan you die and there isnt a thing you can do to stop me!
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Gee Dad, I think lilpooky is serious about the Bonneville SSEi..... Watch what you say about the bonnie in front of the young one..

Lilpooky, The Bonneville will be yours one day...
finally some one saports me! thanx!!!!!
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lol the way willwren has that car tuned it is a frickin hot rod!... I honestly wouldnt trust a 16 yearold with a hot rodded Bonneville.. Im telling you this and Im only 17... JUST BE CAREFUL
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