Yeah, it's a bit shameful that my first post is about a technical problem, to be honest.
Anyway, I bought An 156 1.6 TS (2001) in July, this year and found out that the engine was in a very poor condition. The head gasket was burnt and the cylinder head was deformed and so on. By the way, please excuse me if I get a term wrong. English isn't my native language and I'm not a mechanic.
Yeah, 700 EUR and 3000 km later, everything seems fine, except for the cooling fan. It kicks in at about 105-110 degrees (Celsius
). Both my mechanic and an electrician told me it only has one speed and that's why it starts at that temp and not ~95. If I turn the AC on, however, it turns the cooling fan on too and that's how I cool my engine beyond 90 degrees. I find turning the AC on in slow traffic both inefficient and stressful and I'm too paranoic to let it cool on itself.
The question is: is this really how they work, or is it an electrical problem?
I noticed that the temperature gauge has 50-130 degrees marks and also the pressure in the expansion tank reaches 1.4 bar and the water, at such pressure, boils at around 114 deg.
As a side note: I'm 19, this is my first car and I damn love it!