Seeing some elevated temps in this car, even stock.
Last year with the car fully stock at VIR I could bring the car into the yellow on Water temps. Now this didn't super concern me as the outside temp was just brutal 100ish out and 30 minute sessions.
Late last year I had the car tuned/soul performance cat-less exhaust. I could get the cars water temps into the yellow on our typical fairly hard mountain drive. Its 33 miles and 489 corners. By maybe 2/3rd's through I would see higher temps. I have since re-tuned the car and it runs so much better but yesterday had our first run of the year up on the mountain and I saw 221 water temp and 248 Oil Temp after roughly 9 miles of hard driving. Now the car wasn't blowing any warnings or anything and to be fair I was behind someone fairly close NOT in clean air. On the return trip I took the lead and was in clean air the whole time and saw 203 as a high water temp.
Here is my concern. I have a VIR trip coming in July, its hot out there and I do not want to have issues on our 30 minute sessions out there.
So what if anything can be done to this car to be sure I am good on cooling. Is there room for larger intercoolers/radiators/Oil Coolers? Should I look at different coolant?
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