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Old 08-10-2001, 11:49 PM
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Once (recently) when I suspected cooling problems, I disconnected the A/C fan sensor on my 300E near the thermostat to get the fans to kick on high constantly. It DID cool the car somewhat, but I felt that I would eventually burn out the fans if I kept that up every day.

So now with the Texas temps hitting 100F and above, I certainly do not panic when the gauge gets close to 100C when in town or in slow gridlock. It actually creeps even higher if I make a stop and then return to the car a few minutes later (to about 105 C).

This is all normal, especially with the A/C running.
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
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