Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 13:51:57 GMT
From: Tony <tshiminopsam.com>
Subject: Re: How hot is too hot?


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 ####### # #### # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # #### # # #

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