Ally Radiator & Two Fans
Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:04 AM
Also put the second fan on a separate switch?
Had a few cooling issues on Friday with temps upto 98deg and lost an inch of water out the header tank.
Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:53 PM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:21 PM
80(ish)mph from Newark to M25 it sat at 82deg. Then in warm temperatures, for 23miles of crawling in a traffic jam for 2.5hrs saw a constant 90-98deg. Fan was on pretty constant, had to keep it at 1800rpm when stationary to stop it creeping higher.
I lost some coolant as the header tank read well below MIN when finally arriving at Brands.
Topped up to the MAX mark for the drive back and didnt really drop below 80mph from Brands hatch to Grantham, then a semi spirited drive home. Level is still at MAX
I can only presume it got too hot a cooked out of the header tank cap?
Rad is 15yrs old, so im swapping it this winter.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:33 PM
John, the min and max marks should really read cold and hot. I have found there is no point filling above the min mark normally. It seems to spit anymore than this out the cap eventually. Different cars have different levels they " settle " at. I have heard of a few that are well below the min mark?
If it were mine i would top up to the min mark, change the cap and monitor the level?
Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:44 PM
It was checked whilst cold but it had lost over an inch from the header tank during the run and has been giving mixed levels recently.
Also having problems with on and off oil levels over the past few months.
Had an hour with Gav today talking about the water & oil issues, so in the next few weeks its beeing looked at, as Gav seems to think further investigation is required,I might have underlying problems.
Whilst there, a new Ally Rad and header tank are being fitted. Sticking with single fan at the moment, just check the condition of the existing unit.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:28 PM
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:27 AM
I usually change the cap every other year.
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