The thermostat should begin to open at 188 and be fully opened at 206, therefore I would say this is a 206 thermostat. The coolant should stay between 206 and 235 when the high speed fan kicks in. Good luck. :flag This is the high temp world we live in. It seems to work for me. :flagToy Truck said:Ours (serial #286) runs hot. One evening coming back from a car show running on a flat road with no traffic in 70 degree temperature it 'cooked'.... basically pegged the temp needle and put the engine into the 'limp mode'. The dealer spent 2 days on the phone with Detroit and found (he says) that the thermostat was defective and replaced same. I don't know what it's rated at.
These things run hot all the time as the posts above noted. I'm really sensitive to it like when you get in traffic where there's road construction on the freeway, the needle really spikes up.
At the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, the SSR Team said that it's okay (???) but the new '05's with the 390 HP 6 liter Corvette engines all had very 'Rube Goldberg' type foam blocking all around the top of the radiator to keep air from going over it and missing the radiator. That may be something that needs to be retro-fitted on the '03 & '04's.
By the way, my wife has just over 7000 miles now.
Hey Sgt:USAF First Sgt said:To add to the problem. I picked up my SSR two weeks ago. It has the added dial pack infront of the stifter. That gives the trany temp. Talk about HOT. We took her down the strip in vegas and both temp gages were pegging. I see by the abve messages that seems to be a common thing. However the trany temp stayed pegged even after we got it back out on the 15 and cooled it down. I was worried and pulled her off to a station and let her sit for a while. I guess I have to agree to a point that the high temp must not be an issue since the fan did not stay on after we shut her down. I would think it would keep running if it was truely HOT. Thank goodness for extended warrenties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By the way, I had it a week when some fool backed it to it at the far end of a parking lot in Pamldale :mad . No note, No Nothing, not even a kiss.
I was recently reminded how much better things are now. Last month, in Pleasonton, the cruse on Main St, was quite noxious at times. I haven't smelled so much unburnt hydrocarbons coming from traffic since I was a little kid.Nomadkenn said:...but now we have the smog to contend with. :flag !
Why run the fans after shutdown?Nomadkenn said:Hey Sgt:
The keep running feature, for the fan circuit, is NOT built into the schematic of the SSR since both cooling fan relays are controlled from the Run/Start switch. The high speed fan does have a direct B+ connection BUT the controlling relay does NOT.
Water pumps run from the accessory belt because it's simple, reliable and proven. Adding an electric motor just adds weight, wires, fuses, relays, switches... More things to break. Besides, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." An electric dirven pump would actually rob more power than the pully driven. The only reason I can think of, for adding an electric pump is if there just wasn't space to have a pump in the normal place.Nomadkenn said:Hence the need for an electric water pump, which would help out with the HP needs of this little engine that could. :flag