R: [ROVERNET - UK] Over heating?
Ruotolo Gianluca (DD)
gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Thu Apr 20 10:17:52 BST 2006
In my opinion 93 C is a high temperature for a normal use, but, often, these cars work with a temperature which is in the middle of the red on the inside thermometer.
I'll tell you what I did, then, if it's not enough, try something else, there are another solutions.
Now, I wanted to lower the temperature of the cooling water in my Rover 2000 TC.
In Italy, in the seventies, the importer, Bepi Koelliker, sold a supplementary electric fan to put in front of the radiator, but I have no room because my car has an air conditioned set by Diavia which needs its own radiator.
So, in summer 2003 I decided to install an hydraulic vessel( approx. a pair of liters ) in the corner of the engine bay and to connect it to the radiator with two pipes. Temperature on the inside termometer dropped down, and it worked well.
I think the mechanic removed also the thermostat, but I can' t be sure.
In every case, the mechanic says that the TC fan is always working, independently from the temperature of the thermostat, so a micro - circulation of cold water from the vessel, around the termostat, shouldn' t prevent the fan from switching on and working.
He was right and - in my case - it was a good solution.
Try and let me know.
Best regards, gianluca.
Da: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Per conto di Anthony LaVigna
Inviato: giovedì 20 aprile 2006 3.07
A: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Oggetto: [ROVERNET - UK] Over heating?
I am trying to figure out the cause of a high temperature reading on a 1968 Rover 2000TC. A friend of mine just purchased a 1968 Rover 2000 TC. Before he got a chance to drive the car, he discovered that the water pump was leaking and had to be replaced. After replacing the water pump, the car's temperature gauge reads in the middle of the red. He removed the thermostat and it still was in the red. Thinking that it was a bad temperature sender, he measured the temperature with an infrared thermometer and it read 93C, which seems to be a number in the middle of the red. We are wondering what is going on.
Does anyone know the expected operating temperature for the car? If the car is running hot, does anyone have any advice on the next steps? Are these cars prone to radiator problems?
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