Originally Posted by C4in mesa
I would rather have the top end and keep the car as intended. I live in Mesa AZ. Today it was 100 degrees and the first time I have turned on the A/C. The coolant temp climbed up to 240 degrees at traffic jam. I would rather never get it that hot so I lowered the window and turned the A/C off. It went down to 217 degrees. On the freeway it runs 210-220 with the A/C on. My oil temp is 240 degrees. Seems very high. What are your thoughts ? I am going to put 10W-30 synthetic Mobil 1 next oil change. Maybe sooner. It has Castrol 10W-30 oil right now. I am gonna return the spacer and go ahead and buy straight pipe. I will register the car in Prescott to avoid emissions.
That kind of heat is normal
....yes, I am well aware of where you are...I lived in Gilbert for a number of yrs until 2007. Upgrade the cooling system with an all aluminum radiator, a 180 t-stat, and fans programmed to come on sooner. You;re still going to see 245 in rush hour but with these upgrades it'll take longer and cool down faster/easier.
I am now confused....
you call this item a "spacer"...where exactly does it go? under and behind the throttle body? A 1" thick block or plate thats bolted to the plenum?
Or is this some of the duct thats ahead of the throttle body?
Straight pipe...? what straight pipe?
We need to get on the same page with the termanology so you;re not getting the wrong information and end up making bad decisions based on that which was not understood..
you can safely run 20/50wt in Phx in the summer. Your temp gauge will show the motor warmed up for a solid 4 months...with over 100 degrees showing. I used 20/50 summer and dropped to 10/40 winter (like there is winter in Phx)...In the misery they call Texsas...I run 5-30 winter and 10/40 summer.