Now when I first got my car It used to use a fair amount of water on a run, after changing the rad cap for the stant one which made no differance I eventually narrowed it down (after worrying that the head gasket had gone but it hadnt ) to the thermostat not opening and making it pressure up. After changing this the pressure problem has gone and it does not use as much water as before but it still seems to run at around 100-104 degrees before the fan comes in. After speaking to a few people Ive now come to the conclusion that this is quite normal. But this brings me to my next problem.
As I have not a clue about bikes and how they work I am consistantly relying on other people for advice and help with regard to the questions like "Should it be doing that?" and the very popular "Is it meant to make that noise?"
Others with these pro-mo cars should know what im talking about
Darrens been a great help but I hate to pester him all the time.
Anyway the last "expert in the field of bikes!" told me that the best operating temperature should be around the 80 degrees area and 100 was far too hot. So this got me thinking, as Im lucky enough to have a clubman with a bit more room at the front why not make the most of the spare room and fit another rad.
So out came the tools and thinking cap and I set to work fitting an mpi mini front rad and connecting it up to the existing one supplied with the car.
Im hoping that this will help keep temperatures down a little.
Has anyone else had any issues with running temperatures or on the other hand have I been totally mis informed and am worrying about nothing?
Edited by 1stpromotive1275gt, 09 May 2010 - 10:00 PM.