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I was just courious if you guys ever seen what the underhood temps in your car are like? At a stop my car will get underhood temps around 150* in 5 min. and driving it seams to run about 95-100 depending on speed. :flame:
 

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Guessing you mean 200?
200 is the normal temp. for the car, the thermostat in a stock car is 195 so at 195 the fans should turn on and keep it at around 195. Our cars run very hot if your not moving around but its normal so dont worry about it =)
 

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no i am not talking about engine operating temp i mean the ambeint temp under your hood. What the spark plug wires, hoses, and other stuff has to deal with. I have seen and heard a lot of people having probs with heat related damage such as vacum lines becoming weak and leaking boost. I installed a simple temp gauge right on the firewall by the turbo and damn the temps are increadible. Just wondering if anyone else ever played around with the underhood temps.
 

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if you got an 04 dont worry about the spark plug wires. I cant speak for the other hoses but those are new to me.
 

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oh, the hood scoop is functional? i've been keeping fresh fruit in there.

hmmm. i've not heard of hoses failing due to heat, although i have heard of them popping off for other reasons...

if you are having hose/line issues, zip ties (carefully placed) and tightening/upgrading existing clamps would seem better than "messing around" with underhood temps.

in additon, there is a vendor that has heat insulating goodies.
 

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I have picked up high temp resistant wire covers from DEI (Supporting vendor) just for the throttle body area's wire harnesses.

I threw P0123 and when I took apart the wires, they were melting together!!! I got it repaired at the dealer then heat protected all of those wires. No problem since.
 
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