Re: Troubleshooting Question about a '91 Camaro RS (V8, 5.0 L)
Just a comment on your 91.
I have one.
Check to make sure you have the air dam that pulls air up from under the car to cool the car. Make sure it has not fallen off. You may have to crawl under the car to get a good view of it. I am not refering to the front spoiler on the car, they are two different things. The air dam will look just like a long wide black piece of plastic or flap. It sits futher back under the car than the radiator does so again, you may have to crawl under the car to look. The air dam has to be there or the car is gonna run hotter than it is supposed to.
Check your tanks on the radiator to make sure they are not about to split open at the seams if it is a factory radiator. Check your water pump for play at the pully. Make sure the rad is completely full of coolant and water. The electric Fans don't kick on till it hits 250. Like DJE_holla was saying, you can turn the AC on to get the electric fan to cut on, that will help some.
Third gens are simply notorious for running hot.
It will get very very close to the red on the temp guage, and the fan should kick on, just a tad under 250 degrees. (I know, its chevy for ya) As far as the over drive, I would not be afraid to get it out on the highway. Start in drive first, get it on up to about 60 or so, shift it into OD and see what happens. More than likely everything will be ok. Watch your temp. Should creep up towards 250 degrees, then should start dropping. Its normal for this age of car and year.
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