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



With my aftermarket brass 3-row radiator, whenever the temp starts  
creeping towards 200 (typically while stopped in traffic), I just  
flip on the a/c and the temperature starts dropping and stops at  
around 170 once the fans have run for a minute or two.

The only time I ever even approached 220 was with my old plastic  
radiator.

-Patrick C.
1880


On Jul 17, 2006, at 11:53 AM, Tom Niemczewski wrote:

> 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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