Last post on Dec 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM
You are in the Pontiac GTO
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Pontiac GTO, Auto Repair, Coupe
#45 of 54 Re: Overheating [coachred]
Sep 04, 2009 (2:20 pm)
hey there coach.
my 05 gto also has 70k miles - just got a new battery and trans-fluid swap after giving symptoms of clutch not totally disengaging the gears.
for your car, sounds like the two cooling fans are operating normally.
maybe the temperature-sensor is malfunctioning and reporting overheat when there is no overheat? presumably you are talking about the analog temperature gauge as the one which indicated overheat.
fwiw, if you turn on the A/C that should make both cooling fans run all the time, helping to cool the engine!
possibly check ls2gto.com also - lots of knowledgeable folks there...
please do let us know if anything interesting is discovered.
#46 of 54 Re: Overheating [elias] replacment battery
Nov 08, 2009 (9:35 am)
what battery did you get. my understanding is that the group 85 battery is only available from GM.
#47 of 54 Re: Overheating [elias] replacment battery [roadrunner70]
Nov 09, 2009 (6:42 am)
hi roadrunner. i got a battery at NTB and do not recall its details currently. there are oddities with the battery spec - some battery shops will claim they don't have a matching battery. but they really do - once they see the battery they should say - oh we have an exact match for that (even though it won't be properly in their database!)
not sure i recall all the details. iirc, "type 34 fits" is one answer , and you should not have to cross-over the +/- cables - should be an exact fit. ls2gto/ls1gto web site has plenty of battery discussion/advice to help you.
#48 of 54 Re: Overheating [elias] replacment battery [roadrunner70] [elias]
Nov 09, 2009 (4:27 pm)
thanks for the tips on the battery. rr70
#49 of 54 Re: Overheating [elias] replacment battery [roadrunner70] [elias]
Nov 19, 2009 (5:44 pm)
your right, lots of battery discussions. group35 is the drop in size. thanks, rr70
#53 of 54 8 years old
Dec 22, 2012 (11:44 am)
2004 GTO PBM is 8 years old and is down for another winter. Still going strong. Who else remembers their buying experience the end of 2004.
#54 of 54 Re: 8 years old [mick1]
Dec 22, 2012 (5:53 pm)
2005 M6 CGM is 7.5 years old.. still strong 103k with pedders suspension & ice-bear tires for winter-running this year. Longest I've ever kept a car, by far...
I do remember the 2005 buying experience, sure does seem a while ago.