Running Temperature - Phase 2 V6
Ok, I've read all the threads I can regarding running temperatures, but mine I think is a little different..
Ok so the temperature gauge marks are 50, 80 (just a mark), 90, 100 (just a mark), 130 as I understand it.
My Phase 2 V6 6 Speed currently sits between 90 and 93 (ish) in traffic. The fan seems to cut in about 93 and then takes the car down to 90, where the fan turns off.
However, on the run, the car is always between 90 and 95. On a drive today from Yorkshire to London, the car was sitting at about 92c at 80mph. You would think that once moving above 40/50 etc that the car would sit below 90, but it sits above it typically.
During some hard acceleration, the car goes upto 97 ish, so I back off thinking this is too high?
Why would the car show a higher temperature on a cruise, than sitting in traffic?
The car appears not to be losing and coolant.
Any thoughts? Anyone else have this behaviour? All other posts seem to mention lower temperatures at speed (makes sense)