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rheavn

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'09 Platinum #787
Just picked up a new to me '09 XLR Platinum. I have admired these cars since I first saw one in '04. Drove it home, which was about 750 miles. Everything seems to work as designed, but I did notice that the temp gauge rises to almost 220 degrees when in bumper to bumper traffic--normally runs just above 200 degrees. Not sure if this is normal.

Steve...............................#787
 

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05 GRAND DADDY

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That’s about normal on my 05! Welcome to world of XLR an this awesome forum!


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Hudson River Steve

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2005 XLR
That's normal for me as well. GM let the Northstar run hot before turning on the cooling fan. Wanted to keep the car quiet. I wish it were a programmable parameter but it is hard coded in the ECM.

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long Tall Sally

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2008 xlr dove gray
love that car . plus 4 on the temp. need to get off the road and open her up and it will cool down
 

rheavn

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'09 Platinum #787
"plus 4 on the temp. need to get off the road and open her up and it will cool down"


What do you mean by plus 4 on the temp?????

Steve....................................#787
 

05 GRAND DADDY

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love that car . plus 4 on the temp. need to get off the road and open her up and it will cool down

But sometimes that’s really impossible when your stuck in 4 lane traffic backup.....LOL


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long Tall Sally

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2008 xlr dove gray
"plus 4 on the temp. need to get off the road and open her up and it will cool down"


What do you mean by plus 4 on the temp?????

Steve....................................#787
it means I agree with 3 other people that the temp is fine.
 

rheavn

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'09 Platinum #787
Thanks to all for your help!!!!!!!!

Steve........................
'09 Platinum #787
 

XFireXLR

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Richmond,VA (Long Island, NY Transplant)
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2006 Gold Mist Met. XLR
Congrats and welcome to the forum, my car runs about 190 - 200 also....
 

hawkeye372

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2006 infrared xlr
Welcome nice color



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rheavn

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'09 Platinum #787
"Every time I see my "BABY" I smile and say to myself, "I still don't believe i am a owner of this Great car".

I couldn't agree with this statement more.A friend of mine had never seen an XLR before seeing mine. She is now looking for a red one!
 

05 GRAND DADDY

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2005 Light Platinium Silver XLR
"Every time I see my "BABY" I smile and say to myself, "I still don't believe i am a owner of this Great car".

I couldn't agree with this statement more.A friend of mine had never seen an XLR before seeing mine. She is now looking for a red one!








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