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Old 04-19-2001, 12:13 AM
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Is 90-100 deg too hot?

My 1984 300SD typically runs between 90 and 100 deg, but often right at 100 deg C. I've seen the needle jump occasionally, and when it does, it drops perhaps 5 degrees. This makes me suspect a slightly intermittent electrical contact somewhere. My coolant level is fine, at least in the overflow reservoir. Should I be concerned? I'm not worried, at least not yet; this car has been very reliable. I just don't want to smoke the head or anything.
Bob Roe
Lehigh Valley PA USA
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