For our morning baseline run, we went out with an ambient temp of 86 degrees. Within two laps our water temp was hitting 227 degrees and climbing fast while our oil temp was racing over 240 degrees. Clint Boisdeau, our test driver knew from his 370Z experience that limp mode, where the oil temp hits 275 degrees, was just a lap or two away so he aborted his session and brought her in.
On a 370Z, a coolant temp of 240 means, start your cool down lap now, 260 degrees means, she's about to blow captain and 280 means she's done. Clint reported that it took a whole lap for the car to cool from 227 degrees to under 212 and that the temps were climbing so fast he didn't think he could stay another lap at speed.
A whole bunch of push pin plastic clips had to be removed at the top of the bumper to get it off.
We carefully removed the bumper and the top part of the fiber reinforced plastic core support.
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