Thinking of what
Alfa to buy next!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Hi guys, sorry not getting back earlier, but in the end i didnt know what was up even after changing the lamdas it improved but didnt cure it and i gave it to the specialist alfarama, i had one of the senior techs look at it, basically it was running like this when it got really hot, what they found i did post on another thread but il repeat it here, they found that the first stage fan speed wasnt cutting in, only the second at a much higher temperature and i wondered why the fan was always loud, i thought it only got that loud when the aircon was on but mine did it all the time.
By curing that, the normal temp the car would sit at was lower and therefore it idled normally as the engine wasnt getting crazly hot and the extreme measure 2nd stage fan speed didnt have to cut in to cool it down.
Also another benefit i got was my fuel economy when in town/traffic went up, im guessing cause the engine is running cooler and the fuel is not just evapourating. As for motorway etc, economy was the same cause temperature is always cooler because of the air rushing to the to the rad/engine.