Heat from engine after shutdown-Time to cool down

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  1. HellScoot

    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but picked up the HC yesterday and after a short ride home from the dealer, 5 miles or so and then into the garage. Once parked and shut off three hours later I went to put the car cover on and heat was still radiating from the vents in the hood. Opened the hood and felt the SC and it was still pretty warm. Is this normal to take that long to cool down after driving it??
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Yes.
     
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    Yes, very normal. The coolant runs at 215 degrees on average. My dealer usually has me bring my car in an hour before the tech works on it so it can cool off. I usually wait at least an hour to cover mine when I put it in the garage. I must say though, my garage is toasty for quite some time. Great winter hang out.:D
     
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    Congrats on the HC purchase!

    Yes, they do generate some heat and have a lot of mass there to cool down.

    with the A8, there are 4 radiators
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Ya know Tammie that's not such a bad idea! I spend a lot of time in my garage and have a heater but a Hellcat heater is way better! :) Good to know I was just like wow this thing is still hot after all this time.. Glad its nothing to be concerned about.
     
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    Thanks Toolman! Glad its not something out of the norm.
     
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    The hood can get very hot in the summer. I would not put a car cover on it for about 5 hours, as I'd be afraid of the extremely hot hood paint being affected. (heat makes paint softer)
     
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    Yep, I can go in my garage 5 hours later and still feel the heat from the car affecting the temp in there.
     
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    even 6.1's or 6.4's give a nice amount of heat after a few hours of being shut down
     
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    When I park Not So Plain Jane in the evening, or after a run, I lift the hood to full detent and leave it up until the next time I fire her up.
     
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    Does it seem to help?
     
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    I think it does...flushes engine bay with cooler ambient air, there's more open area for more of the engine to have the heat dissapate. Prior to shut down, I let the fans and thermostat do their job and when the gauge shows normal OT, I shut it down and pop the hood. Makes me feel better...like I'm helping after she's run so good for me...sick, I know :rolleyes:
     
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