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Old 09-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default extremely hot cabin... 07 sti

I'm not sure whats wrong with my car!
Short story its a low mileage 07 sti that I got few months back and I'm not driving it every day as I have another dd car.
Anyway it only has I/h/e and since day 1 I noticed the engine bay is so #!@&ing hot to the point that I can't keep my finger more than 2 sec if I wanted to open the engine hood. Temp gauge is normal and fans are running too.

Now I'm suffering inside too, even when ac att full I can feel so much heat coming under me. I at the beginning thought maybe its only me, but also gf and friends noticed it

Any suggestions? Whould heat warps helps and a lower temp thermostat help???
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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check to make sure the exhaust shields are still attached under the car.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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check to make sure the exhaust shields are still attached under the car.
I second this thought.....can't see why anyone would ever remove them except for weight savings...even though they don't weigh much
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:26 AM   #4
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A WRX I'm working on right now has some seriously rusted shields/shrouds around exhaust. I can see why someone would remove them for working on other such things and left unable to reinstall the parts (grinder required to remove them). If one felt like it was an unimportant component they would just leave them off.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
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did the car get flooded??

are there rodents living in it???

is the heat on




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Old 09-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #6
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i have no heatshields except for a cobb one covering my turbo and my car does not get hot like that unless i have the heat on. The hood has the heat blanket removed from it which, at least on my previous hood, seemed to keep the hood temps down a decent amount as the material would just trap the heat from the engine bay. Your info says your location is Qatar?? If that's the case have you ever considered that it gets really really REALLY hot in the desert??
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #7
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Is it hot outside.. MY friend made the mistake of leaning the hood prop against his neck.

BURNT him.. And my car runs at normal operating temps
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #8
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Is it hot outside.. MY friend made the mistake of leaning the hood prop against his neck.

BURNT him.. And my car runs at normal operating temps
yeah....it does get a lil warm underhood in texis in the summer

i put a ptp terbo blanket on my terbo and it tamed the underhood heat a bit...but that prop rod will put a mark on ya if ya let it
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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OP, you are in a country where the ambient temperature has been around at least 100-degrees Fahrenheit.

The WRX/STI is not very well insulated to begin with; its effectively a performance car with minimal insulation.

The exhaust will of course get hot and that heat will come into the passenger compartment vis-a-vis the transmission / prop-shaft tunnel. Then add the outside ambient heat and voila, its hot inside as well.

You can and probably should have the cooling system inspected and/or serviced as well as for doing the same with the a/c system
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