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    02 wrx temp rising

    I just got my car back from popping in a new engine and switched from a unichip to accessport. Anyway, I drove it 50mi. or so..turned it off and came back probably 15min later and was able to drive a few blocks before my temp gauge started to significantly rise to an unacceptable level. Normally I'd check the hoses and thermostat but I just got the car back like 1hr ago. The only thing I can think of is that I put the A/C on too high and quickly...I'm gonna check it out after the sun goes down. Any ideas besides checking the above mentioned would be great.
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    radiator flush

    If you have a lot of miles on your 02, a radiator flush could be in order, although if it's just starting to do this with a new engine... probably not the radiator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dataminer View Post
    I just got my car back from popping in a new engine and switched from a unichip to accessport. Anyway, I drove it 50mi. or so..turned it off and came back probably 15min later and was able to drive a few blocks before my temp gauge started to significantly rise to an unacceptable level.

    Burp the cooling system and check coolant level.



    Normally I'd check the hoses and thermostat but I just got the car back like 1hr ago.

    Before you got it back 1 hr ago the motor was out of the car. Check hose connections and see if the Tstat is opening anyway. You'll pull the cap to burp so why not?



    The only thing I can think of is that I put the A/C on too high and quickly...
    Irrelevant, it would make no difference. There's no such thing as too high or too quickly for the AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Burp the cooling system and check coolant level.


    Before you got it back 1 hr ago the motor was out of the car. Check hose connections and see if the Tstat is opening anyway. You'll pull the cap to burp so why not?

    Irrelevant, it would make no difference. There's no such thing as too high or too quickly for the AC.
    +1 on all these...plus the obvious: check your coolant level, look for leaks, and (yes, I've seen it before) make sure all coolant lines are plumbed correctly.
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    Problem solved. Thanks for all the input -- appreciate it.

    Low coolant, Burped, Fan wiring loose/not plugged in at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dataminer View Post
    Problem solved. Thanks for all the input -- appreciate it.

    Low coolant, Burped, Fan wiring loose/not plugged in at all.
    I'm not a mechanic, but that was gonna be my guess.

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