'95 C124 - normal driving engine temperature?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by charan_singh, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. charan_singh

    charan_singh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Guys,

    any view on what you consider the normal temperature for:
    (a) open roads
    (b) traffic

    ...not sure why but i have just noticed my motor can go up to the notch above the 80 mark (in traffic)....wondered if this was normal? Seems a bit hot to me...?
     
  2. Niks

    Niks Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    mine is a M104 2.8...

    open road (40mph +) - 80C dead on
    open road (30mph) - 82C
    traffic - 85-90C (92C fan kicks in and brings it down to 82-85c again)
     
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    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Seems pretty normal. Ours hovers just around 80 in general use though will run a bit hotter when in heavy traffic or in very hot weather. At present in Italy temp is 30-32 degrees and it sits just above 80 on the dial. Has never got as far as the 100 mark but I understand that even this would be acceptable in hot conditions.
     
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    BillyW124 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    normal mate,

    they tend to get hot in traffic, more so dependant on hot weather. You'll probably see the oil pressure gauge drop further down mark the hotter the engine is too

    happens on mine, but all perfectly normal. i would worry if it exceeds 92 odd, as Niks says the viscous should kick in.
     
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    300CE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Perfectly normal Charan, mines pretty much in line with Niks' stats.
     
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    charan_singh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers guys. Im not sure what 'temp' that notch above the 80 is....but mine goes a tiny bit over that. It just felt hot to me, i was stuck on the a406 in 2 miles of traffic (fortunately downhill) and turned the engine off and preceded to roll down...did not want to get stuck!!! ...but you guys have allayed my fears. THANKS!

    NOW, she seems to judder on a cold start when put in to D. And then intermittently when driving in traffic, and coming to a complete stop. This car is causing me problems since the re-spray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;(
     
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    Anywhere between 80-90 is fine.
     

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