Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 18:35:43 GMT
From: saabsternopsameja.com
Subject: Re: How hot is too hot?


Actually, the coolant reservoir *did* boil over after driving through several passes just west of Denver. We parked the car downtown and returned to a big green puddle under the car. Funny thing is, the temp gauge never did get over 3/4. But the seal on the expansion tank cap was, for lack of a better term, screwed--I don't know if it happened before or during the boilover. Anyway, I rolled into Mike Shaw Saab on Colorado Boulevard to pick up a new cap; unfortunately it was Saturday and the parts dept. was closed. The manager was most helpful, giving me the cap off their 900 parts car. Now I see why Saabs are do popular in Denver! No boilovers with the new cap. Saabster 85 900 8v In article <39858446.A54309D3nopsam.com>, Tony <tshiminopsam.com> wrote: > William Brooks wrote: > > > > At 70 mph, I think the fan would have very little effect. At that point, > > it's a matter of how much water is circulating through the engine and how > > efficient the radiator is at cooling that water. > > > > As others have noted, the coolant temperature on these cars seems to > > fluctuate more than just about any other car on the road. I am just hoping > > to get some anecdotal evidence of at what point one should start looking for > > a place to pull over and cool off the engine. > > > > Years ago, I had a BMW Bavaria that got a little warm one day, blew a head > > gasket and stranded me on the way to my wedding rehearsal. We ended up > > taking the other car (a bullet-proof Peugeot 504) on the honeymoon and the > > BMW's engine was an expensive mess indeed when we got back two weeks later. > > > Bavaria and 504, Oh yes both good and eclectic taste. I thought Bavaria > was one of the classiest BMW produced (I still have the original huge > steering wheel of a friend's long gone Bavaria!). I had a 78 530i for 17 > years; not nearly as classy as the Bavaria, though. > > To answer your question: Long sustained 80 mph on real hot days (f 100+) > never made it beyond 3/4, but this is a 1991 900S naturally aspirated. > I believe for SAABs if it aint in the red it aint too bad!. > > Cheers, > -- > Remove "NOSPAM" from address for direct e-mail > ####### > # #### # # # # > # # # ## # # # > # # # # # # # > # # # # # # # > # # # # ## # > # #### # # # > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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