Have I knackered my engine?
My 2003 156 JTS has been wonderfully reliable since I bought it a year ago. The temperature has always sat within the normal operating range and it has NEVER overheated.
However, I did a small traffic light burn against another 156 yesterday, hitting full revs for a second or so in first gear (he beat me, the swine). Anyway. I immediately hit heavy traffic and after about 2 mins looked at the temperature gauge and it was nearly at the upper limit which it has never done before. Panicking, I banged the heater on full to take some heat away but the air coming out was luke warm at best. The temperature on the gauge then fluctuated up and down wildly for the next ten minutes until I got home.
It seems fine today, but what on earth did I do to it yesterday?
Member car history: 1986 GTV6, 2003 156 2.0 JTS, 2006 159 2.2 JTS, 2011 Giulietta 2.0 JTDM (170), 2015 Giulietta QV..........