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I live in Dubai (one of the hottest places on the planet) :crazy :cuss and having the aircon and traffic jams are the defaults of your daily commute. Summer has not approached yet and I am starting to get overheating signs. Any magical potions other than the recommend mix. By the way, there are only three XLR's in the whole country, :flag so tech expertise (although nice) are not really familiar with intricate issues. Thanks for any help (Checked the FAQ and searched the forum, nothing similar).

P.S. I really love this forum, the kids always read the postings and say all the "XLRers" are nice smart people. THEY ARE TEENAGERS, so you can imagine the postive effect :cool :iagree
 
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Kids can sometimes say the darndest things.

I owned a deli in Albuquerque that was well known for the best subs in town. One day a five year old kid came up to me with his dad and told me my sandwiches where almost as good as McDonald's.
That was quite a compliment from a young fella.
P.S. I really love this forum, the kids always read the postings and say all the "XLRers" are nice smart people. THEY ARE TEENAGERS, so you can imagine the postive effect :cool :iagree
 

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I run Redline Water Wetter in all my vehicles, 4 wheel and two. Mixed with antifreeze in the 4 wheeled variety and touring bikes, mixed with water only in the track bikes.
 

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Re: over heating; I too have search the forum to no avail on the over heating issue.

I live in Canada and certainly don't have the high temps that go with the geography that you and other forum members live in. However, I do commute to the city of Toronto and it has the high traffic volume that is common to other large cities.
It is only when I drive "hard" in heavy traffic using the manual mode on the shifter to gear down or to stay in a lower gear that the engine temperture will rise. No air conditioning on here in Canada , but I will crank up the cabin heater to help bring own the engine temperture. I doubt if you will want to turn on your heater though.
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What's considerd "over heating"? My car will get to 220 in heavy Atlanta traffic but that's about it. No spitting coolent or other signs of over heat.
 

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Overheating

If you have a 2004/2005 XLR you may have a simple correction. All XLRs starting in 2006 received a larger radiatior that was designed for the XLR-V. If you have your radiator replaced, the part number is 10346017. The new larger radiator that also has additional cooling for the power steering pump.

The new style radiator had nothing to do with overheating, it's a side benefit since both models share the same larger design.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

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If you have a 2004/2005 XLR you may have a simple correction. All XLRs starting in 2006 received a larger radiatior that was designed for the XLR-V. If you have your radiator replaced, the part number is 10346017. The new larger radiator that also has additional cooling for the power steering pump.

The new style radiator had nothing to do with overheating, it's a side benefit since both models share the same larger design.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

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Allen

You are truly Mr. XLR. Thanks a lot. Will ask about that and will refer to your advice.
 

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Allen Thanks for your post

The radiator in my 2004 would leak after sitting for a few day. About a month ago it was replaced. I noticed right away a differents in engine temp to the cool side. Checking part number with the one you posted confirm the dealer replaced it with a 2006 radiator.
 

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Thank you Robin,

Some of the early 2004's would experience a cooling leak from the left lower corner of the radiator tank. It would baffle many people as at times it could leak when the vehicle would sit for a day or two cooling down. So when the idea was rizen to install the larger radiator in the XLR-V, the base XLR received a benefit by getting the larger radiator.

www.CadillacXLR-V.com

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Allen Thanks for your post

The radiator in my 2004 would leak after sitting for a few day. About a month ago it was replaced. I noticed right away a differents in engine temp to the cool side. Checking part number with the one you posted confirm the dealer replaced it with a 2006 radiator.
 
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