Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: United Arab Emirates
Re: How hot is your GTA?
Do you guys want to learn something interesting?? It may not apply to most Alfa owners as you prob hardly use your AC in Europe. But here in Dubai, AC is ALWAAAAYYYS on.
So, as I was saying, my GTA runs hotter the my 2.5. Now I went and had a quick check on cooling, fans, etc etc.. and found that my AC gas was a little low. The gas was topped up and since then my GTA runs just below 90 at all times.
It seems with the AC gas being low, the compressor was a little overworked which in turn meant that it withdrew more power from the engine that it normally did. Therefore the car ran a bit hotter than usual.
This is all purely my explanation of the situation. Any other theories welcomed.