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1985 Targa - Heat from both rear quarter panels.

I'm new to the 911 world, recently buying a 1985 911 Targa early this year. The car was recently tuned up in the spring, with valve adjustment. The car runs great but after driving the car for a while, I'll get out of the car and can feel the heat coming from both rear quarter panels. Is this normal? The car has 112,000 miles.
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Welcome to the board. Post a pic of your car for our viewing pleasure.

As I recall there is an air cooled motor back there behind those panels. I think that might explain the heat.
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Normal.
After a spirited drive, the engines heat eskapes not only via the engine bay/decklid grille but especially the heat from the exchangers evaps via the rear wheel wells.
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Figured that and than you. Will post pic soon.
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Welcome to the board. Post a pic of your car for our viewing pleasure.

As I recall there is an air cooled motor back there behind those panels. I think that might explain the heat.
Lol.

One side is the exhaust and the other is the tank with 8 or 9 quarts of hot oil.
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Totally unusual. Sell it for cheap. 🎃
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Soak that heat in baby! Welcome to air cooled 911s, itís part of the deal!
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Also remember that your dry sump sits in the right rear wing/fender and has quite a lot of heat escaping
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I'll get out of the car and can feel the heat coming from both rear quarter panels.
That's heat soak when there's no airflow to remove the residual heat.

I believe the manual suggests some idling before shutdown. Open the decklid.
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