Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 23:26:29 +0200
From: Robert Brown <rjbnopsamnetNOSPAM.se>
Subject: Re: Cooling problem on 9000


Greetings, Methinks your radiator fan is coming on too late or not at all. I would've first suspected a bad radiator (corrosion, causing loss of heat fin material), but you say the temperature stays pretty normal as long as you keep moving. If you'd had partial blockages in the cooling system, you'd likely have experienced temperature problems even with the car in motion. Short across the fan's (electrical) thermostat and see if the fan comes on. If it does, try changing the thermostat. Good luck - wouldn't mind knowing what the problem turned out to be. Regards, Robert Gothenburg (1983 900 GL, 1999 9-3 200) Eddie Bob wrote: > My '92 9000 with 107k miles is starting to run a bit too warm for my likes. The > temperature gauge stays pretty much as it always has (I bought the car new) > while running down the road, but with the advent of warmer spring temperatures > the gauge will climb very close to the red mark when I come to a stop in > traffic. It doesn’t stay up there very long, then comes back down a bit, so > (I hope) there isn’t any damage taking place yet, but I’d like to resolve > what’s happening before something expensive happens. > > I’ve always taken the car to dealer for service, so the coolant has been > drained on schedule, (about every 3 years) and the thermostat was changed about > a year ago. Still has original water pump. > > I’m thinking I should change the coolant yearly myself, flushing it with some > sort of flush product. Can someone please let me know which of the flush > products I should use, then which kind of coolant I should put back in. > > Do you have any other ideas as to how I can get things running cooler again. > > Thanks, > Eddie Bob > Eddie Bob > Remove your-hat to e-mail me

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