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Ok, Just got the motor in and man does she sound AWESOME!!! WOW!! is all I can say. One problem though, After a few minutes at idle the temp creeps up to around 200-210. I shut it off and wait for the electric fan to cool it down. What is the problem???

Here's what I've got: Aluminum radiator with an electric fan, new high volume aluminum water pump, no shroud and running a serpentine belt system. Motor is a brand new 393w stroker with aluminum heads so I don't want it to get too hot.

What am I missing????? :headscratch::headscratch::headscratch::scratchchin
 

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Nope, I pulled it out thinking that was the problem but it wasn't. I left it out and tried running it again. Same thing. Kept slowly getting hotter. Not sure if it is the pump or vapor lock or what??? Thanks
 

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Ok, It has great oil pressure (around 40-60 at start then at 800rpms around 20-30 after warmed up). I also left the valve covers off at first to make sure the oil was flowing through the lifters and yep didn't take long to figure that it was. :bigthumbsup
How can I check to make sure that the pump is going in the right direction? ALso, how can I check for air pockets???
 

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Yeah, I built the motor. I had all the machine work done then I assembled it in my garage. A lot of time and money put into it. I am figuring around 450-500hp. We'll see. Thanks for the feedback
 
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