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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 30th May 2019, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by dannz View Post
So, I was planning on checking out the thermostat on the weekend.

However, on the ride into work today, I noticed a good thing, and a bad thing.

Good thing:
Temps were sitting around 80-86 degrees C(only went above 88 degrees on first startup - coolant starts flowing? Never went above 86 deg C after).
Odd as I haven't changed anything...

Bad news:
I have noticed steam coming from the radiator.....but the temperatures are now much lower??
Now it was raining quite hard so I'm hoping it was just the rain steaming off but I'm not sure.

A heavy enough rain can cool an engine off a little and yeah, the steam was most likely from rainwater turning to instant steam after hitting the front header that's below the radiator. You can get your radiator pressure tested to rule out any possibility of a pinhole leak though.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 8th June 2019, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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So it seems the thermostat is pretty much ok.
Anyone had any experience with the engine coolant temp sensor going off? Thinking that might be my next guess
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 9th June 2019, 10:56 PM
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No probs ever on my temp sensor....and she is a little bit old now...

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