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Hot weather driving

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:47 PM
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dont use ac and turn the heater on. seriously, i wouldnt worry about it. car should be able to handle it unless you are operating it well outsdie its range (truly excessive temps, towing, etc)

last weekend, I was in death valley with my m3. the temp read 122 outside temp. at one point, going up a steep grade at low speed, i had to drop the windows and put the heat on to avoid over heating. funny thing was, the hot air coming out of the dash still felt cooler than that coming through the windwos.
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:38 PM
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Keep your cooling system in good shape. Coolant that's beginning to gel with age will NOT be a good coolant inside the water jacket oftheengine.

Check coolant level in the actual radiator. It's possible for the overflow reservoir to be full while the radiator is very low.
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:23 PM
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You could always take your thermostat out.... get a bigger radiator, drain and re-fill your fluids, aftermarket high airflow radiator fans, small custom built ram air in the front to drive more cooling through the radiator....
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:30 PM
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You could always take your thermostat out.... get a bigger radiator, drain and re-fill your fluids, aftermarket high airflow radiator fans, small custom built ram air in the front to drive more cooling through the radiator....
i think i'll just turn on the heat for the one time i might have to. haha
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:32 PM
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^ Taking the easy way out I see *L*
 
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^ Taking the easy way out I see *L*
path of least resistance. i am moving to arizona next month from indiana, but i will be in flagstaff...not too worried about it
 
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