After about four hrs of cooling, I took a quick lunch break and made my way to an albertson's about 1/2 a mile from work, engine was still slightly warm before I started up. Got there, temp was fine, drove back, temp still good. Six hours later, as I'm making my way home, city temp looks good. Its about 3 miles to the freeway entrance.
About 20 miles later, exited, ran about 7 or 8 blocks with temp in normal range. Just as I'm coming to a stop of a light, the temp starts going higher. I'm like :eek2: and put on the blinkers and run past the light to a parking lot 1 block a way. Good thing there wasn't anyone close enough to the light to make a turn.
Let it cool about 6-7 mins with hood up, forcing the fans to stay on by removing the key every 2-3 mins. Pretty close to home already, so I put the hood in the 'ajar' position, started it up when the temp was below the 2nd mark and got about 8-10 blocks before temp went up again. Another 5 mins of waiting, then the 2nd hill climb of my home commute and about 5 blocks later, I pulled into the driveway with the temp at 'normal'.