Yeah, it's the Solstice again.
I just replaced a v-band clamp between my turbo and the cat. The engine runs a lot smoother now - go figure - but it's running quite a bit warmer.
Before I recently replaced the VVT actuators, I would see 205-211 (Fahrenheit, which should be obvious as I did not spontaneously combust) when doing 80MPH for any length of time. After replacing the actuators, this dropped so it never really got over 200, more like 185-190 around town.
Today, I replaced a wonky V-band clamp connecting the turbo to the cat. Car runs a LOT smoother, though it feels a bit sluggish. That's not terrible, just slightly annoying and probably due to the fact that I'm no longer running a semi-open exhaust (big leak).
On the way to dinner, I noticed temps once again hitting 205-207.
So, my question is: WTF?