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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 07, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

I hope I did not damage anything. It was boiling down the overflow I put aprox 1 gal. of anti freeze and the rest water. I have a 396 that is bored 30 over with a new stock- 4 core rad automatic, water pump, fan shroud, 5 blade fan with a clutch, 180 thermostat, and a tranny cooler in front. The car is running great and it is only 72 F outside but I was in heavy traffic for at least 40 min.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 07, 07:01 PM
 
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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

i wouldnt worry johnny...you really have to cook the hell out of an iron headed motor to hurt it...maybe you should add a pusher for those traffic riddled days...just a thought...
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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

I have had mine get really hot like that also and all was okay. What radiator do you use? I have a stock 3-row. Was thinking of going to 4-row.

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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

How is your timing set up? Retarded timing can cause over-heating issues.

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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

lol, yeah thats good to hear. The engine still sounds okay.

I checked the clutch and it has 3/16 of play in it but no oil on the front spring and it has some drag to it when I spin it.

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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

Its a stock 4 core from US radiator. I am not sure about the timing but I can call my mechanic. It has a mild cam in it I believe its a 280.

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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

Oh, you are talking about temperature. I thought you were talking MPH! I was going to congratulate you.

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Oh, you are talking about temperature. I thought you were talking MPH! I was going to congratulate you.

lol, I'm afraid to take my eyes off the road to look at the speedo when my car gets goin that fast.

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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

after a nite of racing i lost a fan belt driving home and tried to make it without stopping. i was about 1 mile from my house and blew the upper hose off the thermostat housing at 260*. waited 30 min got some water from a gas station to fill my radiator and got it home. even though it got that hot i never had a problem afterwards.
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Re: my camaro got up to 240 then I shut it down

I changed to a 7 blade fan with a heavy duty rated fan clutch on my 68 Camaro BB 396 and it really pulls a LOT more air through the radiator at lower engine speeds. Runs cooler if you are caught in traffic. I have also been known to turn on the heater on high fan to help cool an engine in hot weather in traffic. You will sweat big time, but keeps the engine from excessively over heating
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