Stilling doing God's work
For some reason, the temp of my Elise reached 231. The aluminum was very hot to the touch. Any ideas as to what happened? What I need to do to fix?
There is a coolant tank in the engine bay, on the left-hand side.Normally, the temp is around 189 - 196. How do I check the coolant level? As soon as I saw the temperature rise, I returned home.
I am experiencing similar behaviour here in Texas. Its been over 100*F. I found that putting the "re-circulate" button on helped keep the temps down around 200-210 with the AC on. If I turn off the AC it goes down to about 190-200*F.New update, I think it is the AC after all. It is currently around 92% out in New York. Drove the car for an hour and a half ago with the AC on and top down. Within a half hour, the temp climbed to around 216. The next hour it climbed to 224. When I shut the AC off, it went down to 199.
What do I do?
do not confuse those radiator fans with the interior blower fan.Yes, I hear them, they are far from quite.
do not confuse those radiator fans with the interior blower fan.
How much coolant did you add? Which coolant did you use? Did you look to see if the drip wasn't merely excess coolant coming out the overflow,
If coolant reservoir gets too low, air is introduced into the cooling system and that creates hot spots, weird temps and other issues.
Perhaps you got air in it and bleeding is now req'd.