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12-21-2012 12:42 AM
RedRiderr13 figured this out, vacume leak in the valve cover thru one of the o rings surrounding the spark plugs. thankyou guys
12-09-2012 10:55 PM
RedRiderr13 yes, i can sit and idle and it acts normal, driving around town it has no issues, just freeway. collant is gold, it looks pretty full.
12-09-2012 09:35 PM
whynotthinkwhynot Wait wait... it cools off when you slow down?
12-09-2012 09:34 PM
whynotthinkwhynot UH, typically running hot on the highway is a sign of a stuck thermostat- regardless of what they told you. Check the fluid level though. Sometimes these new systems are harder to fill than you think, so make sure you have enough coolant in there. Make sure you put the right kind of coolant in there if you add some. You'll have either gold or red, unless they cheaped you out with green. Whatever it is, it's never right to use Dexcool, and match the color if you have to add some.
12-09-2012 09:30 PM
BC_ZX3 A lean running engine wil run hot. On a newly installed engine, make sure all intake hoses/vacuum lines after the MAF are secure and buttoned down as a first step.

P0171 - System too Lean (Bank 1)
The Adaptive Fuel Strategy continuously monitors fuel delivery hardware. The test fails when the adaptive fuel tables reach a rich calibrated limit.
12-09-2012 09:16 PM
RedRiderr13
wierd problem, please help

hey guys, so i just got a new(used) engine put into the car, and now the car is running hot on the freeway. around town it has no issues, but on the freeway, if i hold the speed, it starts getting really hot, this happens at any speed over 45-50. the check engine light also came on today and has a code of p0171 any sugestions what could be causing this? also, the shop installed a new thermostat and water pump on the new engine. thanks again.

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