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Old 08-06-2015, 05:45 PM
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by maherjad View Post
When driving in 90+ degree weather I can feel the engine is running very hot, even after its back in the garage itís hot for hours. I heard its normal but I still donít like it. Is it good idea to change or take out the thermostat, is that a good option someone tried?
I make it a habit when I pull my C7 into the garage I always pop the hood and open it to let the heat out. LT4's have a lot of heat soak mainly because of the supercharger.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by maherjad View Post
When driving in 90+ degree weather I can feel the engine is running very hot, even after its back in the garage itís hot for hours. I heard its normal but I still donít like it. Is it good idea to change or take out the thermostat, is that a good option someone tried?
This car is a disaster...
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:09 PM
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This car is a disaster...
And you're a troll, Billy.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by xlr8ion View Post
This car is a disaster...
This car is a disaster in that it doesn't come with a lifetime supply of free Michelins.

Car is a blast to drive.
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by xlr8ion View Post
This car is a disaster...
Way too much fun. Hard to take the short way home. Takes your breath away at WOT.

Total disaster.

I agree with the OP. I grabbed my exhaust tips after a spirited drive and they were hot. WTF?
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:32 AM
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This car is a disaster...
This thread is a disaster.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:17 AM
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Now that we have been "mega merged" again let me make it clear I am responding to this sub-thread in the mega-heativerse:

" Originally Posted by maherjad
When driving in 90+ degree weather I can feel the engine is running very hot, even after its back in the garage itís hot for hours. I heard its normal but I still donít like it. Is it good idea to change or take out the thermostat, is that a good option someone tried?"


I think at most dealerships no matter how explicitly you explain issues to the service writer what the service writer conveys to the tech is similar to how the OP has explained the issue to us

This is why I always attach a written note to the tech inside my cars to make sure the problem isn't translated into "gibberish" by the service writer.

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Old 08-07-2015, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveN007 View Post
I agree with the OP. I grabbed my exhaust tips after a spirited drive and they were hot. WTF?
Uh, I would believe that after a spirited run a hot exhaust is quite common. If you think the tips get hot, check out the temps of the exhaust manifolds.

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Old 08-08-2015, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveN007 View Post
Way too much fun. Hard to take the short way home. Takes your breath away at WOT.

Total disaster.

I agree with the OP. I grabbed my exhaust tips after a spirited drive and they were hot. WTF?
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DerekShiekhi View Post
Motor Trend Overheats Another Corvette Z06



The Corvette Z06 overheating issue is now a lot like global climate change.

Read the rest on the CorvetteForum.com homepage. >>
The waterpump blew on this Z06, Jonny Lieberman from MT gave me the update
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:25 AM
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It's difficult to follow this thread. Has anyone found a fix yet for the overheating on track?
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Catchmeifyoucansam View Post
It's difficult to follow this thread. Has anyone found a fix yet for the overheating on track?
I installed a Dewitt radiator, thermal plates, intercooler/tank and still overheat after 3 laps at Streets of Willow. My solution was I bought a new Caymen GTS for track days and use my A8 Z06/07 for street use. I'm VERY disappointed with GM any myself for believing this was a track ready car. This is my first and last corvette I'll ever own. I'm patiently waiting for an intelligent fix or GM to say its normal to overheat in 3 laps. I like the the car but was told it's something that is not.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Darren Z07 View Post
I installed a Dewitt radiator, thermal plates, intercooler/tank and still overheat after 3 laps at Streets of Willow. My solution was I bought a new Caymen GTS for track days and use my A8 Z06/07 for street use. I'm VERY disappointed with GM any myself for believing this was a track ready car. This is my first and last corvette I'll ever own. I'm patiently waiting for an intelligent fix or GM to say its normal to overheat in 3 laps. I like the the car but was told it's something that is not.
I'm with you. Luckily I have a back up. I'm also looking in to other cars as well. Gt4 or buy back my old RUF RGT for track use. Has Dewitt finished with the stage 2 radiator and oil cooler?
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny C @ OG View Post
both have the engine in the wrong spot. :P

Not according to the temp gage
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Darren Z07 View Post
I installed a Dewitt radiator, thermal plates, intercooler/tank and still overheat after 3 laps at Streets of Willow. My solution was I bought a new Caymen GTS for track days and use my A8 Z06/07 for street use. I'm VERY disappointed with GM any myself for believing this was a track ready car. This is my first and last corvette I'll ever own. I'm patiently waiting for an intelligent fix or GM to say its normal to overheat in 3 laps. I like the the car but was told it's something that is not.
Wow, so much for the aftermarket fixes.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Catchmeifyoucansam View Post
I'm with you. Luckily I have a back up. I'm also looking in to other cars as well. Gt4 or buy back my old RUF RGT for track use. Has Dewitt finished with the stage 2 radiator and oil cooler?
Any pics of the RUF? Would love to see it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Catchmeifyoucansam View Post
It's difficult to follow this thread. Has anyone found a fix yet for the overheating on track?
IMO the real fix can only come from GM or possibly Callaway via heavy duty engineering and execution. Swapping out parts for aftermarket or adding a vent here and there is all band aid fixes that potentially could endanger your warranty.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:20 PM
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Warranty an overheating track car that was designed for.. The track. Personally I'd stroke it build a high rpm big bore na solid roller. Burn that blower.or run it over . Would make a viral YouTube video.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:31 PM
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Default Overheating GM - Service bulletin..

I have a A8 Z07 and I can have the engine to overheat within a couple of laps (and I leave in Canada where the summers are warm). If I switch to manual paddles, it is the power steering that will overheat... This is very frustrating. So I call my dealer to report the issues, and this is the note I got back:



Does the US dealers have the same bulletin? Anyway, it seems that GM is telling us to shut-up!

Sorry if it is a repost but I couldn't find it in this thread...
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