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Old 04-24-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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Interior heating up a lot?

Hi guys so this has been happening as long as I remember I don't give it much attention because all I have to do is turn the AC on and it balances it out. But I'm having a bit more passengers now and there all noticing it. But idk if it's normal or not. So here guys after a few minutes of driving normally , with windows downs to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather, the interior gets really hit like I mean really hot like it burns my legs kind of. And it seems like it comes from the plastic covering the transmission , everything gets hot the shifter the plastic and etc like I said o have to turn up the AC all the way up to counter it. Any help is it missing something in the engine bay that may be transferring the heat inside? Sorry for being so elaborate but I usually didn't have many passengers, but j don't want the ladies complaining and thinking there in a pos lolClick image for larger version

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Trying to keep the ladies comfortable, huh alecas?


I try to avoid driving my car in hot weather but I have noticed that the transmission tunnel area does start to get pretty warm. Especially when driving long distances!
Just sitting in the sun, not running, the aluminum Bullitt shifter knob in my car has gotten so hot that you can't touch it!
The exhaust system, and the cats, are tucked into the footwell area so that is a big source of heat that noticeably builds up as you drive.

The hot coolant constantly runs through the heater core. If your blend door is not closing completely, hot air will enter the cabin even with the heater off and the temperature control in the cold position.
Check to see if any of the heat is escaping from the HVAC box into the cabin.
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Trying to keep the ladies comfortable, huh alecas?





I try to avoid driving my car in hot weather but I have noticed that the transmission tunnel area does start to get pretty warm. Especially when driving long distances!

Just sitting in the sun, not running, the aluminum Bullitt shifter knob in my car has gotten so hot that you can't touch it!

The exhaust system, and the cats, are tucked into the footwell area so that is a big source of heat that noticeably builds up as you drive.



The hot coolant constantly runs through the heater core. If your blend door is not closing completely, hot air will enter the cabin even with the heater off and the temperature control in the cold position.

Check to see if any of the heat is escaping from the HVAC box into the cabin.

It's possible. I only put water since I'm in Florida but it seems to be leaking from somewhere however I can't find the source. It can be 90 degrees out but I don't get the heating up until about 20 minutes from the engine running. But yea they need to be comfortable now that I they bring up, it is bothering me quite a bit. Ima have to drain and put some 50/50 there see if that makes a difference but I think it shouldn't. I will check the hvac box as soon as I find out where that is.

And please not Alecas. That was a typo on my iPhone lol it's Alex haha and yes they need to be happy. Can't have any that can affect my chances of getting some cooter😎😎


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Haha.
Nope! Can't have any of that!

It will help if you get your cooling system squared away. You should NEVER run straight water!!! Only a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and DISTILLED WATER!
It's no wonder that it is leaking.

Does your temperature gauge fluctuate and does the engine seem to run hotter than normal at times?
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Trying to keep the ladies comfortable, huh alecas?


I try to avoid driving my car in hot weather but I have noticed that the transmission tunnel area does start to get pretty warm. Especially when driving long distances!
Just sitting in the sun, not running, the aluminum Bullitt shifter knob in my car has gotten so hot that you can't touch it!
The exhaust system, and the cats, are tucked into the footwell area so that is a big source of heat that noticeably builds up as you drive.

The hot coolant constantly runs through the heater core. If your blend door is not closing completely, hot air will enter the cabin even with the heater off and the temperature control in the cold position.
Check to see if any of the heat is escaping from the HVAC box into the cabin.
Couldn't some of these issues be solved with heat shields tucked into the transmission tunnel?
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Couldn't some of these issues be solved with heat shields tucked into the transmission tunnel?
It would probably be simpler to put down some shielding on the inside of the car.

I think that Alex's car might be running too hot. Antifreeze is also a coolant. It increases the temperature at which water boils as well as protecting the cooling system from corrosion. There are way too many aluminum parts to even consider running straight water.

I recently had a similar problem where my thermostat was sticking open most of the time. It was taking a long time for the car to reach operating temperature. Once it finally did reach operating temperature, the guage would sometimes fluctuate into the above average range.
New thermostat... Problem solved.
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It would probably be simpler to put down some shielding on the inside of the car.

I think that Alex's car might be running too hot. Antifreeze is also a coolant. It increases the temperature at which water boils as well as protecting the cooling system from corrosion. There are way too many aluminum parts to even consider running straight water.

I recently had a similar problem where my thermostat was sticking open most of the time. It was taking a long time for the car to reach operating temperature. Once it finally did reach operating temperature, the guage would sometimes fluctuate into the above average range.
New thermostat... Problem solved.
How does pure water not evaporate? Is it because the cap somewhat pressurized the system increasing the boiling point?
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It would probably be simpler to put down some shielding on the inside of the car.



I think that Alex's car might be running too hot. Antifreeze is also a coolant. It increases the temperature at which water boils as well as protecting the cooling system from corrosion. There are way too many aluminum parts to even consider running straight water.



I recently had a similar problem where my thermostat was sticking open most of the time. It was taking a long time for the car to reach operating temperature. Once it finally did reach operating temperature, the guage would sometimes fluctuate into the above average range.

New thermostat... Problem solved.

The temperature gauge does not show any over heating. And no it's never hotter than other times. After a few minutes specially on the highway it'll get hot seems like it would come from the transmission but I highly doubt it's that.

My father thought something was missing from the engine bay like a shield or something.

When I bought the car it was already rusted out inside because the previous used straight water.
But it's possibly evaporating at at least that's what I think.

How many quarts do our cars take for the for the antifreeze?
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My 07 v6 got noticeably toasty on my feet after long drives. Haven't noticed that on my gt
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How does pure water not evaporate? Is it because the cap somewhat pressurized the system increasing the boiling point?
The system is sealed.
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The temperature gauge does not show any over heating. And no it's never hotter than other times. After a few minutes specially on the highway it'll get hot seems like it would come from the transmission but I highly doubt it's that.

My father thought something was missing from the engine bay like a shield or something.

When I bought the car it was already rusted out inside because the previous used straight water.
But it's possibly evaporating at at least that's what I think.

How many quarts do our cars take for the for the antifreeze?
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The temperature gauge does not show any over heating. And no it's never hotter than other times. After a few minutes specially on the highway it'll get hot seems like it would come from the transmission but I highly doubt it's that.

My father thought something was missing from the engine bay like a shield or something.

When I bought the car it was already rusted out inside because the previous used straight water.
But it's possibly evaporating at at least that's what I think.

How many quarts do our cars take for the for the antifreeze?
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Do you have an automatic or manual transmission?

Let me look on the coolant.
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Do you have an automatic or manual transmission?



Let me look on the coolant.

Manual. Not even a question lol


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14.1 quarts of coolant.

50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water.
DISTILLED!
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14.1 quarts of coolant.



50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water.

DISTILLED!

I take it water from a hose isn't distilled then. So id I've to get the the distilled water aside or do they come in with the 50/50? Noob question I know, but I love in Miami so no real need for antifreeze here lol


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Why not get premised?

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Pre-mixed?
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Lol.
I hear you!

Like I said, I don't like driving my car when it is hot for this very reason. It gets Really hot where I live and I much prefer to drive my old WHITE pickup truck than my dark blue Mustang!
It sits covered for most of the summer except for when I meet up with some of the guys from this website.
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I take it water from a hose isn't distilled then. So id I've to get the the distilled water aside or do they come in with the 50/50? Noob question I know, but I love in Miami so no real need for antifreeze here lol


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The premixed is good! Or you can get distilled water for cheap and mix it your self.

No! Water from your hose is not distilled.
Distilled water has no minerals which can cause corrosion. Municipal water usually has minerals in it and well water is normally FULL of minerals!
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How about adding some water wetter
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How about adding some water wetter

Or some wetter water... Not sure if you were joking lol.


And yea stray it use to be orange inside from how rusted it was. Poor mustang


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Or some wetter water... Not sure if you were joking lol.


And yea stray it use to be orange inside from how rusted it was. Poor mustang


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How about adding some water wetter
I saw some "waterless" coolant on Jay Leno's Garage.
I think that it's kinda expensive though. And it pisses me off enough when a hose breaks and I see $50 of coolant on the ground.
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I saw some "waterless" coolant on Jay Leno's Garage.

I think that it's kinda expensive though. And it pisses me off enough when a hose breaks and I see $50 of coolant on the ground.

How would that work?


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I saw some "waterless" coolant on Jay Leno's Garage.
I think that it's kinda expensive though. And it pisses me off enough when a hose breaks and I see $50 of coolant on the ground.
I like the smell though
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Lol.
That was my first thought as well.

It is still a liquid. If I remember correctly, it has a much higher boiling point than antifreeze, and it lasts a lot longer... Providing that it never leaks out!
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anti-freeze (glycol) does more than freeze protection. It has anti-corrosion properties USE IT

even in CT I'm aware of heat coming from the transmission area.


edit: I originally typed tranny tunnel and figured that would get ugly real fast
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Mine too. I suspected it was a broken blend door. But the fl sun just penetrates the car so easily.
On top of that, the car itself doesnt shield much heat. The transmission is hot and right below the shifter. On top of that, if you have cats, they are right down there too getting nice and hot.

Off road mid pipe may help a bit. Proper transmission fluid level (wont help a lot but regulates its temp) and I would strip the center console and the carpets and throw in some of that and heat dampener. I wanted to but never got around to it. As well as cant afford all the extra things I wanna do to my car.

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