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Old 02-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by Blue Angel View Post
So far with a (assumed) 100% block I have not had any overheating issues. The temp gauge stays right in the same place it always has (yes the gauge is just a glorified idiot light, but the engine doesn't get hotter than the gauge's "normal" operating range).
If you're driving an Insight, the temp gauge isn't even a glorified idiot light. Mine jumps to 5 bars at ~145F, and stays there even at 230F (per Scangauge).

Also, I don't see any temps much above normal on level ground, at any speed. It's only climbing that apparently produces more heat than the radiator was designed to handle.
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