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IS MY 355 GETTING TOO HOT?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by All ON U, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    I have noticed that my temperature needle sits past the 90 mark. Is that right or is my car getting too hot? Can anyone advise. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Spyder-Man

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    Mine seems to hover around the 90 mark, more so in traffic. Have you checked the fluid levels? Are the fans kicking in?
     
  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Where's the 90 mark? Is it over half way? Mine gets just above and then comes back on the move. Check that side fan/rads are working properly, common 355 fault and expensive to replace.
     
  4. All ON U

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    Mine sits past the 90 mark in traffic by about another quarter and then come down a little bit when driving. I just bought the car and it had £3,500 spent recently on cambelts and a service so I don't think the fluid levels will be low. Yes I checked the fans are kicking in.
     
  5. All ON U

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    Do you know if warranty covers that??
     
  6. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    Sorry, yes the 90 mark is half way.
     
  7. Spyder-Man

    Spyder-Man Formula 3

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    Suggest you have a word with the dealer you bought it from, see what goes.
     
  8. All ON U

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    Thanks. Will do just that as it has a few niggly bits that need to be sorted anyway. Just going to hope it is nothing major.
     
  9. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    It should do.Driver's side on mine went soon after i bought it and it was replaced by dealer.About £800 IIRC.
     
  10. All ON U

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    Thanks Tony. On another note what time will you be getting to Junc 10 M25 on Sunday as I would like to join you guys there. Also what is the easiest way for me from Chelsea?
     
  11. tonyh

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    I'll PM you my mobile as i 'm not sure yet. Route wise, King's Rd, Parson's Grn , thru Putney and onto A3. We're prob meeting @ Cobham Hilton as there's nowhere to wait on A3/M25.
     
  12. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    Sounds like a good plan
     
  13. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    James,
    i'll call you Sun to finalise time , etc.
     
  14. All ON U

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    Thanks mate.
     
  15. EK3R

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    In traffic mine goes past 90, fans kick in and bring it down to 90 again, so on, so forth.

    Re Sunday I may be going from Mortlake if I get over this cold I have, can meet you somewhere nr Upper Richmond Rd if you want and head from there, would be meeting up with Tony and a few others on route.
     
  16. All ON U

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    Once we meet on Sunday, maybe you can look at mine and see if I am worrying for no reason. Thanks.
    Peter
     
  17. closeshave

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    What about your car?
     
  18. All ON U

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    Seems fine at the moment so it should be ok. Will keep an eye on it when I take it tomorrow. You gonna be there??
     
  19. ric355

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    The 355 has two separate temperature sensors for the radiators. The left radiator is set to come on at 88 degrees and switch off again at 82 degrees. The right radiator is (not sure how) connected with an oil radiator and its sensor is set to bring the fan on at 95 degrees.

    If one or the other of the two sensors is broken, the coolant temperature will show higher than normal because the cooling is only going to be half of what it should be. Since there are two fans it can appear as though they are working when in fact only one of the two is working.

    If your oil temperature is showing normal, I'd suggest the left hand (lower level) temp sensor could be gone?

    Ric.
     
  20. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Yes me and you can have a punch up
     
  21. 355fiorano

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    Peter I am not sure if this is correct info but I once heard that initially the driver side fan goes on to cool the engine. You can hear this click on and off as it is quite loud, If the car needs additional cooling the passenger fan then turns on. This is a little harder to hear as it is on the other side of the car and there is already the noise of the other fan. Try and see if they both work. If they don't, it may be that the second fan is not turning on. It would be worth looking at your fuses (there are 2 fuse boxes, I don't know where the fan fuses are - 0ne box is under the passenger foot rest and the other in the engine cmpartment).

    Good luck
    Philip

    BTW saw you again on Kings Rd last weekend
     
  22. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Easy fella.... You don't know how big Peter is for a start ;)
     
  23. EK3R

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    You can tell the difference distinctly between left and right fans going on / off - one really obviously sounds like it is right behind you (in a RHD car) and the other sounds like it is far away.... errrrr like on the other side of the car...
     
  24. closeshave

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    The bigger they are th.........Oh 5hit make sure he know I'm kidding!
     
  25. All ON U

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    Look just bring the pink slip to your car!!
     

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