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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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What are your thoughts ...

Howdy. My name is Michael. I've joined you this fine day to pick your thoughts on the LS2 motor.

I confess to not having a Corvette, but I hope you will hear me out, anyway.

I've got a SSR, with the LS2 motor. Since it is a 'vette engine, I thought you all might have some ideas on it.

I'll start with the fact that for @6 years I rana supercharger on it, but finally pulled it because the truck started running too hot.

It's been running a little warm, not just off and on, but for the last 8-9 months, and even though the dealership says its perfectly normal for the engine to run @220' - 235', I'm concerned that it is running too hot.

Originally mine, and frankly, everyone else's ran and is running at 210'. It's stationary at 210', and their's don't vacillate between 215-235-210-215-235-210', constantly running up and down.

When I am driving fast, it's not the big problem, although i have had it warm up on long trips (over 4-5 hours+ of highway driving).

It mostly happens during city driving. It's got good pressure on the engine, no fumes in the coolant, it's not leaking oil or coolant. I've got a larger radiator on, better fan, and nothing blocking the air flow.

But I'm still having issues with the gauge dancing over the dash.

What's already been done

It's been flushed, a couple of times.
New Thermostat
Gauges rebuilt, just in case the motor was bad
Tuned for fans to come on a little sooner.



(contemplating pulling the engine and installing a new one).

I'll now open the floor up for ideas and suggestions.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Everybody looks, but no one answers .... I don't know why I thought there might more gear heads over here, but it was suggested that since at one time we all had the same engine, some of you might know something.
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