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I am about to purchase a new z06 tomorrow, but this evening I went for a drive and noticed that the center console and lower parts of the seats get very hot, even with the AC on inside. (and without driving very hard since I am trying to break the car in properly)

Is this normal, or does this seem like it could be a problem? Are other z06's the same way?

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I have never noticed that problem, although I have heard others have. AC unit works great!!

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Welcome to the forum!

My console would get hot on my '99 droptop, but not on the Z...go figure /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

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Thanks for the reply. I would like to know what the severity of the problem is before I sign the paperwork. I don't want to get stuck with a defective car /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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I dont notice my Z06 getting hot except when it is in the sun and the aftermarket shifter nob start to cook, but after 5min or so with the ac on the heat is gone. I have notice one thing though. I use to only run the ac when I had to and the engine temp would go up to 230 as well as the oil temp. Now I always run the AC and it never goes over 200 even in traffic.I guess the fan kicks on always instead of cycling.
 

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My '00 coupe gets HOT AS HELL if it's being run hard or its hot outside and the car is running for a while (say more than a half hour).

Last week we installed a Koolmat heat shield (conveniently sold in my online store - click the www.c5store.com button and look in "Exterior Accessories") and the problem seems to be gone. I did it for when I go road racing, but it helps on the street as well.

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Part of GM's effort to reduce weight of the Z06 involved reducing the amount of insulation in the car. This has slightly increased interior noise and heat. But as for heat, the airconditioner is excellent and easily cools the passenger compartment. If you are particularly sensitive to heat or interior noise, you can add insulation.

There are trade-offs in stepping into, what Dave Hill calls, the car for the extreme Corvette enthusiast. But heat and noise are small issues to most Z06 owners.

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On 2001-07-12 00:29, BADASSZ06 spewed forth this drivel:
I dont notice my Z06 getting hot except when it is in the sun and the aftermarket shifter nob start to cook, but after 5min or so with the ac on the heat is gone. I have notice one thing though. I use to only run the ac when I had to and the engine temp would go up to 230 as well as the oil temp. Now I always run the AC and it never goes over 200 even in traffic.I guess the fan kicks on always instead of cycling.

I'm with you on this!! I have a black billet alum knob with Z06 engraved on it and it is too hot to touch when in the sun. I put a rag over it when I have to park in the sun! The AC works great. I never noticed too much heat from the floor or console. Warm yes, too hot, no.

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I went for a cruise with out club the other day and it was close to the 90's out. I usually ride with the windows down and near the end of the cruise I noticed that is was getting hot around the console. When I drove the car back from the Museum, I rode with the air conditioner on and didn't notice any problems with the heat.
 

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Just put a piece of Rib-eye steak inside your center console, drive around town for 30 mins in a 90+ degree temp. (you get that most of the time here in TX) and you'll have a medium cooked steak. That was how hot it is on my Z. The outside armrest is fine. It's just the inside. I think the heat is generated from the Tranny. I didn't see any kind of heat insulated materials around the area when I took the console apart to install my Kirban. So, it must be a part of the weight reductions from Dave Hill's team. I didn't think that stuff weighted more than a pound or so.
I'll wait and see this summer when the outside temp. is consistently gets above 100 degrees here in TX. If it's too bad then I'll install some kind of insulations to keep the heat away. Right now, it didn't bother me at all as long as I don't open the center console cap (door).
 

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Same Here, Armrest is fine, but anything I put in the console comes out very warm to the touch. Don't put your cell phone in the console... it will kill your battery (happened to me).

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On 2001-07-12 13:56, ddle spewed forth this drivel:
I think the heat is generated from the Tranny. I didn't see any kind of heat insulated materials around the area when I took the console apart to install my Kirban. So, it must be a part of the weight reductions from Dave Hill's team. I didn't think that stuff weighted more than a pound or so.
I'll wait and see this summer when the outside temp. is consistently gets above 100 degrees here in TX. If it's too bad then I'll install some kind of insulations to keep the heat away. Right now, it didn't bother me at all as long as I don't open the center console cap (door).

Heat.....from the tranny.....it's located in the back. Your right about the weight reduction and the abscence of sufficient interior insulation. Road and outside noise is also higer due to this and the thinner glass that is used in the Z06.
 

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On 2001-07-12 15:36, VPRKLLR spewed forth this drivel:
Heat.....from the tranny.....it's located in the back. Your right about the weight reduction and the abscence of sufficient interior insulation. Road and outside noise is also higer due to this and the thinner glass that is used in the Z06.

I think the tranny starts right at mid way of the center console. It's not all the way in the back of the car. Correct me if I'm wrong....
 

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I think the tranny starts right at mid way of the center console. It's not all the way in the back of the car. Correct me if I'm wrong....
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The transmission is actually a trans-axle. It is the type of transmission that is used in mid-engine vehicles; Lamborghini, Ferrari. The engine starts up front and gets an extremely long drive-shaft, which then connects to the trans-axle.
 
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