Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 21:56:44 GMT
From: bradford <garrettt3nopsamphia.net>
Subject: Re: How hot is too hot?


this is not a problem...the needle will go to just about the red H..then the secondary fan will turn on and cool it down...this is how they work and it is not a problem...u will seee it get this high on stop and go traffic and up hills pushing the car...dont worry...it is all normal... In article <8ltk3k$kpi$1nopsam1.deja.com>, saabsternopsameja.com wrote: > On my 8v 85 900 the temp gauge is frequently up to 3/4 in stop-and-go > daytime driving, and up steep grades it can get near the red. From what > other Saabsters have told me here, this is about normal. The 900's > temperature is up and down like no other car.When I'm cruising along a > flat stretch of highway with a breeze flowing through the radiator, the > gauge stays at about halfway, but in idle and while fighting gravity the > temp is prone to climbing > > Saabster > > 85 900 8v > > In article <4xng5.20174$o71.1295761nopsamsc04- news.ops.worldnet.att.net>, > "William Brooks" <sea.brooksnopsamdnet.att.net> wrote: > > I was climbing up a long (3+ miles) steep grade at about 70 mph in > 90-degree > > weather this afternoon and watched as the temperature gauge on my 1988 > 9000 > > Turbo climbed up past the 3/4 mark to almost the 7/8 mark about two > miles > > into the climb. > > > > The turbo needle was pretty far into the yellow, so I know the engine > was > > working fairly hard. I chickened out and turned off the a/c and was > getting > > ready to open the windows and turn on the heat, but the coolant temp > didn't > > climb any higher. > > > > No apparent damage done, but I wonder just how hot these engines > typically > > run under these conditions and when should one start worrying/taking > > corrective measures. FWIW, the car is an automatic with 136K miles on > it. > > Other than the temps, it drove great. > > > > Even on flat ground in warm weather the needle will move between the > > half-way and 3/4 mark depending on ambient temp and traffic. Today was > the > > highest I'd seen it go. I have another trip over the same route in two > > weeks, so I have time to choose our other car or try to fix the 9K if > it > > needs it. > > > > Many thanks. > > > > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy. > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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