209 degrees is the number i work with....Here's a good one. I've had my Elise for a year now, and I have never actually heard the cooling fans turn on. Are they just REALLY quiet? My car runs 186deg on the highway and has crept up to 205 on hot days in traffic (stop-go). Once it was headed north of 205 but I just pulled over and let it cool down for 20 minutes because traffic wasn't going anywhere. From what I can tell, these are fairly normal temperatures so I'm not really concerned, but I'm wondering if my cooling fans are even working.
So basically my question is, can you easily hear the cooling fans turn on, just as in any other car? Or are they so shrouded you can't really unless you're listening for them. And at what temp are they supposed to turn on?