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mrmike123445

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Is this too hot?
« on: 23:25, Sat 20 December 2008 »
Hi guys.

I'm just wondering how warm the car should get on the temp gauge.my cars getting upto the top line.is this normal?.i've not had the car on the road long and it's only really been driven when it's been icy cold out and the gauge barely reached much over the first line.But now its running hotter.i've bled the system but this made no difference and theres no sign of oil in the water or water in the oil which i changed last sunday?The fan is also working it starts when the gauge gets to the first line.Any help would be great as i'm constantly looking at the gauge while driving.

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« Reply #1 on: 00:09, Sun 21 December 2008 »
that line is normal matey aslong as it doesn't go over that I wouldn't worry

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« Reply #2 on: 00:11, Sun 21 December 2008 »
The temperature in the picture seems alright. That line there is 90c, the fan should kick in around there but don't let it get any higher.

Normal driving mine sits bang on halfway (~75c), with the fan coming on at that line.(90c)

If it stays in that position while your driving then it's a bit to high, maybe a new radiator if the rest of your cooling system is in good order.

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« Reply #3 on: 09:38, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Mine operates at the line below that  :shock:

My dash is probably lying.

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« Reply #4 on: 09:56, Mon 22 December 2008 »
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Mine operates at the line below that  :shock:

My dash is probably lying.


Mine also ran on the 1st line but that was prob due to really good condition cooling system and low temp stat and rad switch

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« Reply #5 on: 10:45, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Thanks for the replys lads.i flushes the rad lastnite twice and put fresh coolant in and bled the system.i took it for a long drive and it was the same but it did'nt get any hotter.my only concern now is the fan being on all the time with the temp being high.

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« Reply #6 on: 10:54, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Have you replaced your thermostat?

Maybe thats not operating probably?

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« Reply #7 on: 11:20, Mon 22 December 2008 »
No i haven't done that yet.might give that a try.where is it?

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« Reply #8 on: 11:43, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Its in one of the water pipes, one going into the water pump IIRC.

Feel free to correct me otherwise.

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« Reply #9 on: 13:33, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Yes it's in the top radiator pipe, if you pull the end off at the water pump you should be able to see it just inside there.

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« Reply #10 on: 15:15, Mon 22 December 2008 »
My normal running temp is a bit below yours, it sits just over the 1st line, then if i stop it creaps up a little, but the fan never lets it go over your line.
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« Reply #11 on: 15:29, Mon 22 December 2008 »
i don't think its got one in. theres nothing in that end of the hose :roll: got one comin this afternoon so gonna fit it and see what happens

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« Reply #12 on: 15:36, Mon 22 December 2008 »
Did you have a feel down the hose to see if it'd slid down?
What the thing about where you drill a tiny hole in the top of the stat? Does it just help prevent air-locks?

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« Reply #13 on: 08:19, Tue 23 December 2008 »
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Did you have a feel down the hose to see if it'd slid down?
What the thing about where you drill a tiny hole in the top of the stat? Does it just help prevent air-locks?


Makes it easier to bleed air out of the system.

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« Reply #14 on: 08:21, Tue 23 December 2008 »
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i don't think its got one in. theres nothing in that end of the hose :roll: got one comin this afternoon so gonna fit it and see what happens


Might be the reason it's running a bit warm. If the water is passing through the radiator to quickly then it isn't being cooled properly.

But i would of thought it would get to cool on a good run.