Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Doncaster, England
Hot Running 156 2.5 v6
I have noticed that since the warm weather began my v6 has started to run hotter then normal. Cruising down the motorway at 80mph it is now running at 100degrees which it never used to and I don't remember it getting that hot last year. It doesn't need to be a really hot day either.
About 6 months ago I had the coolant changed and I was wondering if there might still be a slight amount of air in the system somewhere. My question is does anybody know if there is any specific bleed points. I have noticed the top hose from thermostat to radiator is an air trap point and have checked this by slightly sliding back the hose to let some coolant run out. I have also found the bleed bolt on top of the steel pipe behind the back row of cylinders.
I have replaced the thermostat but it made no difference. I have checked the radiator and I have found some corrosion right at the bottom which you need a mirror to see. I am planning on replacing the radiator now I have found this which I am not inmpressed by. I would not expect to have to replace the radiator of any modern car after only 4years at a cost of £200.
Anyway any suggestions would be gratefully received.
1999 156 2.5 V6 SP3 Veloce Proteo Red 17" 15 Spoke White Alfa Alloys Eibach Pro Kit Springs/Dampers Powerflow Stainless Exhaust