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    Mi16 Temp question

    All,

    My Series 1 405 Mi16 seems to be running a little hot to me...

    I've had the radiator, thermostat and other bits replaced...

    The car runs at between 80 and 85 on the open road, but climbs up around 90 driving in the city and gets up around 100 sitting a lights and what not *then the fans cut in and cool it down*

    My mechanic said that on an Mi16 the thermostat does not start to open until 89oC and is not fully open until 96oC...this is the same as Mr Haynes says...

    Just seems a little hot to me ? anyone got any comment ?

    Cheers

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    my GTi-6 sits on 80 everywhere untill i hit traffic or stop with the motor going and will get up to about 95 then drop back with the fans on
    if i have A/C on in traffic the temp doesn't go above 80
    so i'd say your Mi-16 is about right
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    Ben,

    It sounds pretty normal to me. My series 2 Mi16 runs at about 85-90 everywhere. Once I hit traffic, it goes up to about 100 or so, then the fan kicks in.
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    Thanks Guys!

    I guess it must be OK then...after all it does not use a drop of water so it must be OK

    Cheers

    Ben
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    FWIW, there's a mod that Citroen had overseas for the 16V (same girl different skirt) mainly due to their cars tending to run just a slight bit hot in their gridlock traffic in Summer.
    I did it to mine and it works well. I have also told a few others & they reckon also it makes a big difference.
    The thermo fan switch is replaced with one suited to the diesel which reduces the temp so that the car will run around 90 deg in traffic and I've found no longer hits the 100 degree mark. Before I had mine done, my car actually set off the red light on one or two occasions.
    FYI the original switch is an F.A.E. brand # 3785 and this is replaced with an F.A.E.# 3486
    A couple of guys in the UK who were unaware of this mod (as it was apparently never publicised all that much) discovered in their heatwave this year that their cars performed perfectly once this switch was swapped over after having overheating problems with the original in. dance cry
    Hope that is some help to you.

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