1998 Vito v230 overheating....

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Sialkot, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Sialkot

    Sialkot New Member

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    Hello all,

    Hope you can help - have a vito 1998 v230 petrol. Only had it a couple of days - having purchased it from Northampton drove it down to London no problems, once I hit London traffic, the engine temp gauge started heading north towards the 120 mark. When moving again, temp comes down to 85 90 - but creeps up at a traffic stop.

    Noticed the fan doesn't kick in, not even at the 100 degree mark - haven't the bottle to do the 'who blinks first' test.

    Took it to a handy mate of mine and he directly wired to rad fan to a battery. It did not work....suggested I get a rad fan from a breakers.

    Haven't got a huge amount to spend, so would appreciate some sound advice on whether this would be the right thing to do ?:dk:

    I have an obd2 scanner - but can't find the obd2 port. Does it have one ? As this may be a good starting point for free - have discovered the mercedes plug / diagnostic plug in under the front passenger seat.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    N
     
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    Sialkot

    Sialkot New Member

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    Forgot to mention - internal heater blows hot and cold as required, and when on hot, the engine temp does come down. Not sure if this means anything:dk:
     
  3. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman MB Enthusiast

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    When the heater is on, it is removing some of the heat from the engine.
    I would normally head straight for the thermostat with any sort of overheating. BUT, given the fan won't work even when given direct power means it's knackered. Whether or not a replacement unit from a breakers is a good idea is up to you…..it will come from a similarly aged vehicle after all.
    If a new fan unit (about £170) is too steep, I don't know if Pacet or Kenlowe are cheaper. There are also a number of universal fitment fans on Ebay (search mercedes vito cooling fan) but can't vouch for them.

    This will give locations of OBD if fitted http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/electronics/95036-obd-2-location.html
     
  4. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito Active Member

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    replace the rad fan for sure. direct power and no budge ! get it OUT ! As for obd. theres only one u may see its like a scart cable shape ? You will need a adaptor. I'm not sure if its supports all obd2 but codes etc should be readable with the right cable
     

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