Hi, I was wondering how hot the srt8 get under normal driving conditions....when I use the stick mode it seems to get hot like 230....
That's why most of us go to a lower thermostat (170 or 180) and do a fan mod.
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yep, lower t-stat and adjusting the fan temps is great.
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I also use Royal Purple Purple Ice that alone lowered my running temp by 15 degrees
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the first thing i would check/replace is the radiator cap and then do the t-stat mod.
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welcome-and first there are some things to chack out before throwing a 180 t-stat in the car.
you need to check the cooling fan motors to see if the are working correctly.
commen for them or one of them to go south on a LX with more than 40k on the clock.
what year is the car and how many miles on it?
if your runing it hard and the temp climbs-thats a sure sign of a bad fan motoror t=stat problem.
99.99% of the time its A bad fan motor
WHEN THE TEMP hits 220-230 stop-open the hood with the motor runing and carefuly look to see if both fans are turning-they should both be in the high speed mode. chances are the drivers side is burned out [very commen] since that side runs almost all the time
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