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Old 10-05-2015, 03:42 PM
mw85gt mw85gt is offline
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Default Daytona 240+ coolant temps?

Was I the only one running 240+ coolant temps at Daytona last week?
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:16 PM
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I never went over 220, even with grass in the radiator.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:49 PM
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I ran hotter than normal (220). I figure it was the long pulls at WOT. Oil got to 280+. Fox 57
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:09 AM
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I heard at least a couple or other guys were running hot also, I was around 200 most of the weekend, oil temp was up around 280. Florida has some long hot fast tracks (Daytona and Sebring). I use a 2 pass radiator from Allstar racing products, bought at racecar engineering, pretty cheap and I have another local guy who put one in and dropped 30+ degrees over another new aluminum radiator he had just put in.

Another nice thing about the racing 2 radiators is the top connection is a threaded connection and you can get different adapters, I did mine as a -16 and used braided for my top hose. Canton sells the an thermostat housing for sb Ford.

The long high rpm pulls combined with high temps and high humidity make for hot race cars.

Andy
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:09 AM
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240 water after the third or fourth lap. Motor kept pulling hard till the end. MPH stayed the same.
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