159 coolant warning but gauge at 90 and....
I don't have much luck with my car.
The drive home tonight was a normal 10 mile inside london, stop start event.
200 yds from home a VERY small stutter.
10 yds from home the display warns me something like "coolant temperature excessive, turn off engine and allow to cool"
I glance at the temp gauge which is at 90, exactly as it should be.
IMMEDIATELY the car shuts down, key fob releases, electrics off, engine off, lights off. Brakes and steering loose power assist (of course).
I am mercifully doing 3mph and drift to a halt in a space.
10 seconds later (whilst having a few choice words) I can restart the car, all OK and temp still at 90.
The car smells hot but all is OK , there is coolant in the reservoir.
Any Ideas anyone?