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  • Cool/Heat: Temp range Avanti got to 195 yesterday at highway speed

    But didn't overheat or anything nothing really happened but it stayed at 180 for about 25 miles then in the last 10 miles of the trip it hit 195. Should I be concerned it was cooler at night on the way home and never went above 180 on the same highway.
    John

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    Originally posted by 289stude View Post
    But didn't overheat or anything nothing really happened but it stayed at 180 for about 25 miles then in the last 10 miles of the trip it hit 195. Should I be concerned it was cooler at night on the way home and never went above 180 on the same highway.
    It's normal for Avanti's to run a little hotter at highway speeds, one reason many add the air dam. BTW, 195 is not a issue.
    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      JDP is absolutely correct. 195 degrees in an Avanti is nothing out of the ordinary. Even up to 210 degrees isn't bad but you do really feel it in the interior (and your feet!). All that's assuming your sending unit and gauge are accurate.

      I have the air dam under the front end...it makes a big difference...10-15 degrees on the highway depending on outside temps and humidity.
      Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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      • #4
        That is about where they should be running to cook the condensation out of the oil. Do you hear the thermostatic fan come on? If so, at what temp?

        jack vines
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        • #5
          My Avanti will run in the 190 deg range on a warm day when I'm on the freeway. It has a 180 deg thermostat installed and it will normally indicate 180 around town. If you aren't losing coolant when the temperature rises, I wouldn't worry about it. Bud

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          • #6
            How in the world can one hear the fan come on while on the expswy? In an Avanti with that exhaust???
            Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
            That is about where they should be running to cook the condensation out of the oil. Do you hear the thermostatic fan come on? If so, at what temp?

            jack vines

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