- Oct 7, 2004
- 1985 Black Beauty Coupe, 93 Ruby, 96 CE vert
My 85 runs cool as a cucumber, temp usually stays around 175 when I'm runnin down the road. I understand that these machines get hot in stop and go traffic, so does mine. I had 2 instances when steam appeared to be coming from the hood. Once when I was in extremely stop and go traffic for what seemed like 20-30 min and a second time I came down from an extreme mountain descend in 2nd gear(auto). (Mt Washington, NH) Both times temp showed around 225. When I started to get rollin again, had no problem. I checked the overflow, and the level was OK. Do any of you think I have some kind of minor leak or pinhole in a hose? Or did the hot engine vaporize some dense air and caused steam? The stop and go traffic was in the rain, and the mountain descend could have dense air. All other times when temp reaches 225, no problem.Thanks for reading this thru and your help.