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Old 04-27-2001, 08:42 PM
Brad Houck
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What is the "normal" engine temp for a 300 sdl. Mine seems to run between 90-100 depending on ambient air temp and driving conditions. Is this OK?
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Old 04-27-2001, 08:55 PM
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Mine runs ~82C all Winter and will creep up as temps increase. As long as it doesn't get too close to the red zone, >120C, the engine will be fine. Roughly 5-10% of the OM603.96 engines may experience head problems at some point in their lives. If the temps do climb close to the red zone, shut the engine down immediately! A common cause is a cracked radiator neck due to over torqueing of the spring clamp. There are very specifics specs for that clamp and fitting it properly requires the special MB tool.

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