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Old 12-07-2008, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What temp does engine bay heat reach?

How hot does it get for underhood heat?
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What temp does engine bay heat reach?

First time I think I've seen this question posed. I really have no idea. I suspect that the temp varies with distance from the headers, engine, radiator, etc. General temp is probably below 212F as the windshield wiper fluid does not boil and that is near the top of the compartment. It would be interesting to stick a thermometer in the windshield wiper fluid reservoir after the car has been idling long enough for temps to stabilize.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes by the headers would be the hottest--im thinking between the intake and radiator very close to the hood liner==i would guess around 200 deg. someone has checked im sure-
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wellll I know my oil gets to around 240 at the track
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's not really a question that can be answered as asked. It depends on a lot of variables, where you measure, what kind of driving you've been doing, and what you're doing at the time you go to take a measurement. At rest after a hard run, I wouldn't be surprised to see temps up over 300 or so. Engine components like the headers run a lot hotter than the water temp coming out of the block might lead you to believe. ALll that heat has to dissipate someplace, and if you're not moving forward with enough speed to ventilate, quite a bit is going to get trapped under the hood, especially if the fans aren't running. At speed, there's lots of airflow, though. I bet the average temps coming out from along the windshield and under the car are well below the water temperature...
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I don't know the exact temp but I'm going to hit it w/ my new laser gauge soon. I have noticed the LS7 to be much hotter under the hood than my LS6. It heats up my entire garage! I actually pop the hood to vent it it's seems so hot.
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I don't know the exact temp but I'm going to hit it w/ my new laser gauge soon. I have noticed the LS7 to be much hotter under the hood than my LS6. It heats up my entire garage! I actually pop the hood to vent it it's seems so hot.
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please let us know the results after a good hard drive--thx.
10-4. Should be taking her out tomorrow.
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Well I just came back from a run. One hour and ten minutes mostly hwy. 85 MPH. No spirited driving just came home. Cool nite at 70 degrees. Car sat for about 4 minutes while I went into the other garage to get my laser temp gauge. Exhaust manifold 310, alternator 155, water pump 192, power steering pump 192, oil tank 165, front rotor 192 degrees. The power steeing pump was a surprise to me. The exhaust manifold was probably hotter and was rapidly declining. There is the answer for an o8Z. I never checked my o3z to compare but it was never this hot.
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Thx for getting back--I bought a lazor temp gun and will check same and post my 01 Z temps
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Guess its time for me to upgrade my probe tire temp gage for a laser one... sounds like there are all sorts of fun things to do with a laser one.
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we have a laser one at work, lots of fun to play with
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Guess its time for me to upgrade my probe tire temp gage for a laser one... sounds like there are all sorts of fun things to do with a laser one.
Got mine at Sears not much. Lots of fun and answers all those silly questions!! Lately I have been using it on my BBQ grill to see if it's ready for searing steak!! Someone post the LS6 temps to compare, cause this LS7 seem hotter.
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... Lately I have been using it on my BBQ grill to see if it's ready for searing steak!! .
That's funny! Wonder if its too late to modify my Christmas wish list.
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Got mine at Sears not much. Lots of fun and answers all those silly questions!! Lately I have been using it on my BBQ grill to see if it's ready for searing steak!! Someone post the LS6 temps to compare, cause this LS7 seem hotter.
Just great! Now I want a laser thermometer as well.

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