Posted by: Jacob 23rd April 2018 15:09
QUOTE(alfizta @ 22nd April 2018 16:46)
old versions of TS engines (metal top) work at around 80 ºC, while newer versions (plastic top) my 98(not sure) and after work at about 90 ºC.
there are two versions of temp gauge dashboards, earlier with an 80 at the middle and newer with the a 90 at the middle. it happens that in the earlier dashes looks like the 80 (and 40 and 120) were misprinted and actually indicate 90 ºC (50ºC and 130ºC). so, if in an older version gauge points to «80 ºC» it means that really the engine is at 90 ºC. so, in a metal top engine normal temperature would be pointing at somewhat between the «80 ºC» and «60 ºC» dashes pointing to about «70 ºC», when it really is at 80 ºC. you can confirm this by plugging in diagnostic software like multi ecu scan. anyone correct me if I am wrong, please.
Thank you "alfizta"! I do find your explanation very specialized, many respects
...so would you consider that a plastic top or a metal top can have an impact in the health/temperature of the engine? I am saying that because in my case i am afraid that the first mechanic that did the refit with the used engine, installed an older one (than the car's original) which goes normally with a metal top but used the plastic top of the initial motor.
And according to your saying, when my reading instrument shows around 90 °C (above middle 80 °C) is actually 100 °C or above ?