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Does Heat Afeect Driving?

Old 05-09-2004, 09:55 PM
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Ok I live in AZ and we all know its hotter than hell here. So my engine heats up real quick because the temp outside, and the hotter my engine gets the slower the car gets. Its nowhere as fast as when I first star the car and boost it. If I boost it when its hot it seem to be running real hard. Is it normal to be runing slower the hotter your engine gets?
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:00 PM
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How hot are you running exactly?
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:04 PM
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Think intake temperature charge.
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:05 PM
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hotter air is less dense, so you will make less power
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:18 PM
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Turbo cars seem to have it worse than n/a cars when the ambient temps are high...intercooler needs a shot of R-134
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LoL...I have an R-134 A/C condensor thingy
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:58 AM
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The quick answer is yes the hotter the air temp the less power you will make the nights are still a good temp drive it at around midnight you will feel the dif.
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Old 05-10-2004, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 89 Rag' date='May 9 2004, 08:18 PM
Turbo cars seem to have it worse than n/a cars when the ambient temps are high...intercooler needs a shot of R-134
Haha god I need to think sometimes, didnt even think of intake charge. Wow ima stupid. Anyways what is R-134. Is it like a nawws system kinda thing?
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Front mount helps but then the radiator gets the abuse and engine temps go up. that's my problem when it gets really hot.
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