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Old 12-11-2003, 06:05 PM
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300e temp high at idle.

Hello Board,

My 300E haa a weird problem. While driving my temp will be about 82 C, when I idle for about 5 minutes, the temp quickly will hit the 110C temp, and the aux fan will cut in. The aux fan quickly brings the temp down, but I am curious as to why the car heats up so fast at idle??

The coolant is the prestone ORANGE Dex-cool coolant. The mixture is about 60% water and 40% coolant.

1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
HID/Xenon (D2S)
Keyless Entry
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Smoked Tails
Flat Badged (front)
Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS

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