Originally posted by psproule
How hot does your fuel tank run ? After a long run from the mountains towing our ski boat I noticed that the fuel tank in our I6 EL wagon was red hot - too hot to touch. I gather this is heat soak from the engine bay as the fuel is circulated by the fuel injection system - 'round the fuel rail and back to the tank. I expected warm but not that hot. Even the towbar and chasis were red hot. Engine temps were normal except when running up steep hills where it climbed up to the top 1/4. Air temp was about 36 degrees.
hows your exhaust, its not leaking up front is it?
I carry stuff in my boot all the time, its warm on the exhaust pipe side at the worst. the fuel tank and the rest of the car dont even get warm unless in the sun, but not much. and i've towed a car trailer fully loaded on a 40 degree day up down and around hills.