I ran to the local Home Depot yesterday. It was like 85° F outside, so: hot , but not thaaat hot. When I came out and started the engine, the HOT lamp in the dash came on. I checked under the hood, radiator hot, both tubes hot, all belts there, fan works, water in the reservoir. OK. Let the car sit for an hour in the shade, cranked the engine, still HOT. Hmm. Turned on the heater, hot air from the vents, heater hoses hot under the hood, HOT light stays on. Hmmm. The manual says, HOT means "exessive temperature". If the engine was like REALY hot, a flashing STOP light would come on. So I limped the 3 mls home to my house at revs slightly above idle and parked the car in the shade. An hour later, the HOT light was out. The STOP light never came on. Can anybody give a hint how to test the flashing STOP light? The Fisher body manual doesn´t seem to cover this.