HCI swap people. How hot does your motor run?

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  1. the5.ohh

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    Trickflow top end etc. I just ordered a Mishimoto radiator in hopes to make my car run cooler. I'm still using a stock replacement, and I know thats not up to par for a HCI car. What kinda water temps do you guys see? I'll see 210-220 easy, and on the highway it got up to 230 but it was like 97 degrees out and my air deflector came off, so that doesn't help. Fans work, tstat works, hoses are new, I already did a coolant flush, new water pump etc. Normal for these HCI cars to run hotter? I'd like to drop the temp to like 200 if possible. The cars temp does cool down like it should, but 215-230 seems scary to me.
     
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    Well that's unfair to ask because yours is probably significantly higher since you're driving
     
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    Nobody?
     
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    mine could get up to the 220 range but 225 was the very most and normally only for short bursts. The air dam is VERY important on these cars as you said, what thermostat are you running?
     
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    If I remember right its a 180 tstat. When I get the new radiator I'll swap a new 180 in, cheap enough.
     
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    195-200
     
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    Simple question how new is your radiator cap? is it working for sure?
     
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    Its original actually!
     
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    It should be the coolest when highway driving.. Mine only use to get hot in traffic it be 220-225

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    LOl...I'd just put a new one on.... they are pretty cheap & it eliminates one possibility....
     
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    Make sure if you do replace it to get a16lbs one. I replaced mine once and it was higher.. Heater. Core couldn't handle it

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    Since you have a 180 T stat in there, did the tuner adjust for the fan to come on sooner?
     
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    I believe he did, I forgot though. Last night it was around 75 to 80 and the car got up to 190 tops. Today it was closer to 90 and after over an hour of stop and go traffic it got up to 220.
     
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    Another question, do you have underdrive pulleys
     
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    No sir. Despise them, would never use em lol. Last thing I want is to add more strain to the accessories.
     
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    Just asking. At idle the smaller water pump pulley does cause heat issues.
     
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    I didn't mean to sound like an ass, that's just how I feel about them. I put on a regular Ford replacement water pump.
     
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    No you werent people tell me the same thing......glory of texts hehe