Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Sp2 running temps
Got a question and looking to see what some of you other guys are getting for normal highway temps. I know the Sp2's run hot but my 06 tends to run alot hotter than my 00 RC does.
I rarely see above 200 on the highway (60-70 mph) on the 00. On the same type of day (approx 80 deg) the temp will eventually climb up to 220 and then the fans kick in and take it back down to 210. As long as I'm running that speed with those outdoor temps the operating temperature will bounce between 210 and 220. My 00 is all stock, the 06 has Wibbly brkts and dual pusher Spal fans, 15 and 41 gearing, and Moriwaki carbon fiber rad opening fins (not sure if that could be an issue).
I guess what I'm wondering is those of you who own Sp2's run a similar type of temp when on the highway? When the evening temps cool down the 06 will run at 200 or below but the 00 always runs consistently cooler (at least by 10 degrees)
Coolant is fresh Honda factory coolant and no leaks in the system.
Looking for input from some of you other guys.
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