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Old 09-30-2001, 05:24 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Check to make sure your visco clutch is working, too -- when the engine is warm (above 85 C or so), the fan should roar, and stop within a half turn or so when you shut the engine off. If it spins freely when hot, or doesn't roar, the clutch is bad and you don't have enough air flow through the rad.

I'd also have the rad checked -- with the age on the car, it may be crudded up, with resulting poor cooling performance. You need all the radiator you can get down there in the summer!

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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