Re: [DML] how hot is too hot? Coolant temp questions
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Re: [DML] how hot is too hot? Coolant temp questions



Hi

In my opinion 220 and higher is way too much. Even with the A/C on in hot 
weather the temperature should not reach 220. My first DeLorean was an auto 
(runs hotter because of trans cooler and higher rpm for given speed) has 
never got even close to 220 all in hot Florida. It usually stayed around the 
quarter mark and only rose to just below 220 when stopped. Then the cooling 
fans switched on and the temperature dropped down.
It wasn't like that at first. It was running closer to 220 all the time 
until I replaced the radiator. I installed an brand new OEM radiator and 
never worried about overheating again. My current car is starting to develop 
the same problem and I guess I will look into getting a new radiator soon.
Maybe you should change yours as well since everything else is good. This is 
cheap insurance...
Good luck

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E
tomciodmc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.deloreana.com



> So here's my question? Was I up against major engine problems with my
> cruising temp slightly above the 220 mark? Do you think my cooling
> system is functioning correctly? I do still have an original OEM
> radiator with 10600 original miles on it.





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