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Old 08-22-2011, 03:37 PM   #17
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My Ride: 2003 ZHP 6MT
The car kept going? The thread? The thermostat? The dumb driver?

I was worried about a damaged head or head gasket and thought about doing a compression test myself or getting a leak-down test. My indie suggested it takes more than 3 minutes in the red zone to blow the HG. If my red light was accurate, I was dangerously overheated for only 43 seconds.
Lowering my car's resale value one track day at a time...
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