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Author Topic:   Temps
posted March 23, 2003 03:49 AM
Ran first practice today, chevy 350 It ran around 170 degrees during race, but my question is when I got threw with my race I parked it a shut it down and the temps started to rise and got up around 210-215. Is this normal and if not what could be done to resolve it. Do some of yall let it idle after race a few minute so the water will flow and cool down or will that not help.Thanks all

posted March 23, 2003 07:42 AM
it is normal for temps to rise after shut down

posted March 23, 2003 07:43 AM
only after the heat race i'll cool it off with water on the tanks and fins,other
than that i dont worry about it

posted March 23, 2003 09:02 AM
your fine one thing you might want to do is have a guy with a spray bottle or 5 gallon bucket to slash water on the radiator while you rev it up slowly i usually just go off and on the throttle up to about 2-2500 for a couple seconds at a time. just have them pour it slow and low. this is a good job for the kid who scrapes the mud off lol thats how i got started. another thing you can do is put a dump valve on your thermostat housing get a 3/4 in water valve and some hose use the newer style housing with the temp sensors on it and after you cool it down and shut it off you can crack that valve and let out the pressure. then when the pressure is off and you can open the cap put cool water in the radiator again and put the cap back on and your good to go this valve also hepls to get the air out of the system because it is the highest point in the system just leave it cracked while you fill it and when it comes out the hose your full and no chance of vapor lock

posted March 24, 2003 08:04 AM
Normal to do this.I just run mine a few minutes after being on the track and that cools it down.Or take one extra slow lap will help cool it.After you run

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