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Hot engine compartment

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After running my truck for just a few minutes, the hood is too hot to touch. Lifting the hood while running I notice a super hot stream of air towards the front of the engine shooting upward. Its been almost 100 here in FL but I have never felt that type of heat from an engine. I have only had the truck a few weeks so not sure if it was always like this. The black plastic from the air filter and the engine cover are scalding hot. The temp gauge reflects normal, just looking for opinions before I take it to the dealership and the try to tell me it is normal. If it makes a difference its an 07 with 4.0 ltr and a K&N air filter. I plan to check the filter this weekend maybe it needs a cleaning? Any ideas/suggestions?
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so far this summer in missouri (hitting temps over 90 and up to 100 pretty regularly) i've noticed the coolant temp tends to hover around 197-199 so the engine bay is getting pretty hot. the engine bay on my z, now that was hot, the twin 18g turbos put some heat into that engine bay, that is until i wrapped them then things cooled down alot. but back on track i think i've seen a few others post that their summer norm was around the 197-199 area too so if you can find a way to get a reading, like a friend with a good obd scanner or someone with a programmer that can show engine parameters, and get some readings you could see what she's running and compare
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