I was sat in a traffic jam the other day and the water temp gauge climbed above half way i was hoping the electric fan would kick in but fortunately traffic started moving again and temp settled down just below half way as per normal.
Can anybody with same engine advise me when theirs kicks in.
It's somewhere around 92 degree's. How long does your car take to get warm, you may need a new thermostat if its more than about 10 mins.
btw, 155 guages are not known for their accuracy, if the fan cuts in you're safe wink It's worth knowing where it comes in as I've had a fan fuse blow and didn't realise until the next traffic jam! Close call eek!
Thanks for the replies, the temp in general is ok and quickly gets upto just below half way but it got upto bum twitchy 90 in the jam without the fan comming on.
Going upto Buxton saturday to get some cooler air!
My 2.0 TS temperature is always at about 90 deg on the gauge. If I sit in traffic for a long time is climbs to 95-100 deg but always comes down to 90 once the fan is on or once I get moving again.
Does not seem to cause any problems with the engine.
before i had my stat done it hardly ever got to half way on the gauge, and on the motorway in winter it started going down again! Now it gets there after about 5 minutes and stays there unless Im stopped for a long time. Hard to say if 10 miles is too long, sounds a bit...
I made a little switch under the dash to activate the fan in case the thing does not cut in automatically... (I have experiences with Fiat), very nervous in a traffic jam if you see the gauge go to 110......or beyond.
My old uno turbo guage went up to 120!!
And i don't just mean the range of the guage, the needle went there once!
Had visions of the alloy head dripping down the block...
but it was fine! no warped head!
Like rarebear, i used a switch under the dash too!
I had a problem on my very first car, a Vauxhall Astravan, with the fan not kicking in, so I did this too. Wired it up directly to the battery via a switch in the dash, so I could turn it on myself if ever stuck in traffic.
That should be about it... sometimes they spread fumes that cause beautiful females to be suddenly attracted to the driver of the car, but I can't seem to find any reference to that function on the workshop CD.
mine must be malfunctioning then (stopped attracting women during the winter).
It was a stupid question, but i seem to recall when i had a Ford (shame!) the air intake was also thermostatically switched between the exhaust manifold when cold, and "fresh air" when warm. Didnt attract women then either!