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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Hey guys, i recently flushed out my cooling system as i noticed the temp gauge rising abit with the weather starting to warm up.

I used $35 nulon antifreeze and today being a very warm day im starting to get worried that i have i problem. It was usually on A-L and then it rose to M-A but today it even reached the R on NORMAL (N being the hottest).

Ill start by replacing the thermostat, but is there anything else i should look into? is my radiator stuffed?

I should also note that i think the extractors i recently installed could be effecting the temp..engine bay temps get extremely hot now!
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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:25 pm 
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hey mate im having the same problem with my el futura 5 speed and i just flushed the raditor and put all new coolant in..... some one please help us...
all so when i start mine some times the rpm goes real low struggling to idle

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:47 pm 
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Are the thermo's switching on and speeding up properly?
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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:50 pm 
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yeah when mine was ... when it was hot the second one kicked in it was revn hard

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:49 am 
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hrmm... i too think im having this problem. it was a cold night tonight and i reached the R and my secondary temp gague showed 90o - 95o and the warning light came on.

how do you diaignose the thermo fans?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:29 am 
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drop a colder thermostat in see how it goes then time for a new radiator if it gets hot still and do the aircon modification to the wiring and see how it goes
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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:49 am 
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I noticed the temperature increasing on my XH. Then I noticed results of a minor leak (didnt notice loss of fluid, though I was finding "damp" around the radiator) then after a little while I found a leak. Still didnt notice coolant missing though.

Anyhow required another radiator (not suitable for repair) and heating problem solved.

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:01 pm 
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well i changed the thermostat today and went for a quick run (giving it abit) and it still peaks at M but seems to be dropping down to L which is good. So i think theres abit of air in the system..Ill check back after a few days of monitoring it..

oh and i heard running a colder thermostat is not good for the ecu, so will stay clear of that
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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:43 pm 
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drop a colder thermostat in see how it goes then time for a new radiator if it gets hot still and do the aircon modification to the wiring and see how it goes


whats the aircon mod?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:34 pm 
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hrmm... i too think im having this problem. it was a cold night tonight and i reached the R and my secondary temp gague showed 90o - 95o and the warning light came on.

how do you diaignose the thermo fans?


Don't stress t much guys, the gauge is marked NORMAL, your in that range, all is normal :wink:

90-95 is roughly the correct operating temperature.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:38 pm 
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Mine used to sit on L with a stuffed heater tap and original thermostat.
With new items it sits on M or A. I would be worried if it crept up to N, and concerned if it got to O, but other than that, thats where theyre meant to be.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:04 am 
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hey guys i got the day off work today so im going to have a look at my thermo when it cools down..... i drove home from my misses this morning and it is always on R when cruising i mean really cruising under 3grand revs even lower every gear change give it a lil and it climbs right up sooo i wait for it all to cool down cause it is really hot

how much does a new thermo cost and where can i get a cold air induction kit from

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:39 pm 
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just had a look at m y thermo stat every thing sweet i put it back on when for a drive now its like stuturing up to 3 grand revs then its sweet any one help me here and when your engine is running is one fan supposed to always spin and the other one is for overheating right ?????

 

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2010 250R ninja: gooneeee.
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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:35 pm 
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well its been hot lately and my issue seemed to go away.

I must add that i blew the heater tap yesterday(which coroded and spit the hose) and it got a very good flush (about 50l of water to get home) and i also changed the thermostat and put in some good quality anti freeze in

the thermo fans are also running good as i stood there and monitored them for a while and they seem to be doing their job.

Im kinda glad i did all this before summer, hopefully it will be hastle free the next couple of hot months.
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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:41 am 
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fixed my problem too... it seems the person who owned the car before me was just running water through the cooling system dont know how long they were doing it for but my resvior was dirty and black i flushed the raditor and s**t just kept coming out i think it was blocked so ibought a second hand one from the wreckers and a new thermo from autobarn and she running so cool now going to get cold air induction to get it even cooler

 

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