Yesterday in stop go city traffic, with outside temp around 15C, the water temp gauge nearly hit the redline. Needle got to 100 before I was able to get onto a clear road. At speed, temp fell back to normal. I've seen the post on the 560SL overheating, but my big belt-driven fan is working fine. I have no fitted a/c.
Silly questions maybe, but does my 116 engine have more than one fan? The car has just had the coolant changed at MB dealer as part of an early 84K mile service. My car has done 78K miles. Should I still flush the system? What is 'rodding' the radiator? Will that help? Could I have a faulty themrmostat?