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Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:38 am Post subject: just did intake gaskets!
hello forum! i did intake gaskets since there were leaking, before and after the impala would have a problem were the temperature needle goes up a little past half way if im sitting still. once i get going the needle comes back down to normal. what could be cuasing this?
Simple. Your car isn't moving, less air is hitting your radiator thus it can't cool quite as well. I have a warm air intake, it fluctuates a lot. When my lim went bad if I stopped my car would overheat... so i ran stop signs (no faster than 5mph and only in the county).
You can duplicate this by taking your fan off of your computers heatsink, or rather to see the opposite, by adding another one (if possible).
It's been crazy hot here the last week, 98-100 the past 3 days, not really showing a sign of cooling down. When driving around, air conditioning on. my car will still get a least a full line above the half way mark. I don't think it should be getting that high. Do they have a 190 or 185 * thermostat? I have whatever the OEM is since we did the LIM/UIM gaskets 15k miles ago.
However, with a properly maintained cooling system with all the stock baffles in place,.. even when driving in the city, as long as I'm moving, my car stays right at the 180 mark. It's only when I sit still that the temps climb. And anything to help keep my transmission cooler, the better. Well worth the $12 for a thermostat and a chance to get my hands a little dirty.
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