The benefits of a new radiator!
My car has run hot ever since I got it last year! Anyways, I took the plunge and had the rad replaced today! Totally different car. The ambient temp today was 36deg C on the guage, the temp went up to a little over 90 from cold, then the stat opened and the guage fell to about 85 deg C. I then sat in traffic for about 20 minutes, and the guage stayed at 85. The fan was only on due to the AC being on. It was brilliant. Later a higher speed run along a dual carriageway, the guage sat at 85 deg C. The AC seems colder also. It used to be a bit feeble, but now it is lovely. When I got home, I popped the hood, usually a very scary experience. Today, warm but not sweltering!
Best fix ever. should have done it long ago. The Rad was £129 inc VAT and fully fitted and re-filled with very blue coolant was £199 all in! Brilliant. The garage charged an hour and a halfs labour and commented that the old rad was only obviously shot in the area behind the fan, and between the rad and the AC condensor! All the areas you can't easily see! Good design again Alfa!