b.benz at charter.net
Thu Jan 15 18:45:26 EST 2004
Could very well be a failing to open thermostat, BTDT at 175K. Mine didn't
owe me much more, but yours is infant morality!
> From: Chrisellenhem at aol.com
> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 18:10:24 EST
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Running 'Warm'!
> Hello All,
> Have an odd one for all the experts out there:
> For the past 2 days, my 200q-20v has been running at abnormally high
> indicated temps - right about in the middle on the gauge @ steady-state
> speeds. This causes the cooling fan to run @ what I believe is the
> speed (never hear it run there prior!). Typical operating point on my car is
> below the 1st large hash-mark (@ ~1/3) even in the summer heat - slightly
> when allowed to sit & idle. All this despite local temp range these past 2
> days here in CT being 0-15F! The particulary odd thing is that the operating
> temp drops off when allowed to sit @ idle for a period; the temp will rise
> enough to trip the low speed of the fan, but after running for a min or two,
> switches off.
> Hardware history:
> 95k mi
> Water pump & 80C thermostat installed 3 yrs ago @ 65k mi.
> Recent flush & fill w/ distilled water & proper Pentosin.
> No apparent leaks; coolant level fine & constant
> I'm suspicious of the thermostat - about the only component I can think of
> that might be suddenly restricting flow(?). Anybody have any experience in a
> partially opened t-stat? Any other BTDTs? As always - thanks in advance.
> Chris Hemberger
> Amston, CT
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