Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 14:03:27 -0400
From: "darkpoter" <darkpoternopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: 84 900 t getting toooo hot


Hey Grunff thanks for the quick responce. I havent noticed the electric fan kick in unless the car is off, I will however take a look at that tonight. It seems to keep climbing till its about 2mm under the red line. I stop it by turning the heat on in the car (roast) I'm in ottawa canada, not particularly hot, i think it was 60 today. and went up to 75-80 over the weekend. I will look for a new thermostat... Does the car need one? any reason i couldnt just take it out for the summer? Thanks Matt "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message news:bcq7qp$lssf8$1nopsam52899.news.dfncis.de... > darkpoter wrote: > > Good afternoon. > > I have an 84 900 turbo which is getting way way too hot in traffic/highway, > > it was ok in the winter, but now that the summer heat is comming, its going > > past 2/3 of the way up (i would say 3/4) > > When i shut the car off i hear the electric fan runing, so i believe it > > works. I have done accidental rad flush (hose off the rad split on the > > highway at 120km/h) > > So i am at a bit off a loss as to why... Its getting too hot now to run with > > the heat full on. > > This car has the old injection model, the clutch is rather gone (can't go > > above 3000 rpm) I am trying to make her live through the summer until I get > > a new job. > > When the electric fan kicks in, does the temp gauge stop > climbing? If yes, then it's perfectly normal. They will very > often kick in at 2/3 - 3/4 of max on the gauge. > > If you live in a hot climate, it may be worth changing your fan > thermo switch to a lower temperature one (and your thermostat > while your're at it). Both items are very cheap (a few /$), and > take no more than half an hour to change. You should be able to > get 82C ones fairly easily wherever you are. > > -- > Grunff >

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