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Old 07-06-2018, 11:55 PM
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High Ambient Temps and 1999 E300D is acting up...

Today here in Yuma, AZ it got to 119F or 48c for all you foreigners, and the car got a CEL for P0235 (boost sensor malfunction) and the car would surge with acceleration (in small increments, with little power) The A/C would cycle on and off and just blow hot air (may have been the surging engine power) and lastly the ASR/BAS light came on. I have the new brake switch but could this switch be at fault for all of this? The car had been sitting in the sun all day and internal temps were 135f (55c) mind you the car is black.....can it not survive the heat? I drove it again after it was parked in the garage and the sun is setting, it is only 110f outside and it runs fine now with no lights........
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:41 AM
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Today here in Yuma, AZ it got to 119F or 48c...
Get the **** out of that hell hole.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:42 PM
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Well I cleared the CEL by dropping a little MAF cleaner into the Boost sensor and also blowing out the sensor line. I used left over injector return line as the sense line, might be too small and the oil vapors from the PCV are clogging it up. Need to get a catch can put in there I suppose. I also changed out the brake switch, the old one was fully collapsed and had no spring pressure left so that explains the ASR/BAS light.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:41 PM
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At those temps I would expect the ecu is struggling with the readings from the intake air temp sensor, ac must be on the limit hence off and on trying to cope.
Thats a touch hot 48c !!!!!
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:14 PM
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Get the **** out of that hell hole.

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:10 PM
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Yep, the ac is maxed out! I bleive the AC coolant temp cut off switch is set to 50-55c hence it cycles on and off. Its easily that temp under the hood in direct sunlight. Looks like the Benz will always get the garage in the summer months...sadly it gets hotter
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:38 PM
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I live in Goodyear, Az so I feel you pain. Just wondering what you are seeing for coolant temperatures? Thanks
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:53 PM
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In stop and go traffic I sit at about 90-92c but if I'm moving 85c. I'm pretty sure I put in an 85c thermostat not knowing 80 is what it should be. Even yesterday it was 113f and it stayed below 92c
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:35 PM
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Thanks for the info. I recently changed the thermostat and fan clutch but on the I-10 the temp does not come down to 80/85 while cursing. So maybe another thermostat is on order. Maybe the new one is not quite right. Thanks again.
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I recently read somewhere that white cars with light colored interiors are around 20 - 30 degrees cooler inside than black cars. Something about white reflecting heat better than black.......I dunno, I'm no expert....
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:48 PM
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I recently read somewhere that white cars with light colored interiors are around 20 - 30 degrees cooler inside than black cars. Something about white reflecting heat better than black.......I dunno, I'm no expert....
This is actually true. Black (or dark colors) absorb radiant heat from the sun and thus have a higher surface temperature. The side-effect is higher heat radiated into the interior of the vehicle.

The same thing applies with dark vs. light colored interiors. Window tinting and a reflective sunshade for the windshield helps a LOT.
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Generally, a white car is much easier to see by other motorist at night than a dark colored car.
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