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Old 03-28-2001, 02:48 PM
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Your temp (~85C ) does not sound out of line given that the W124 500's run hot. From what I gather, some 500's run slightly hotter than others. Mine has always run on the cooler side. This morning I noticed that the temp guage was slightly below 80 during a highway stretch of my commute. Generally it runs around 82. Oddly, after adding a chip and KN's, it runs cooler... almost as if it is breathing more freely and dissipating heat more efficiently. I'd also recommend water wetter.
Mark Herzig
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