Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 11:45:30 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Running hot

Dick Slease wrote: > I just bought my first Saab, a 1987 900 Turbo Convertible with 131,000 > miles, one previous owner (now deceased). Dealer checked it out, said > everything is working fine. And it seems to be, except it runs hot, often > time right up to the redline. Is this a normal thing for this car? What > else should I watch for? I understand regular service is essential, and > from the records that came with the car that has been done. As others have said, the thermostat is the most likely cause. However, it is useful to determine when it overheats. Is it when you are sitting in traffic, or when you are using the engine hard (e.g. on the motorway etc.)? If it overheats most when you are sitting in traffic, then it could be that the fan is not cutting in. This could be because the fan motor has failed, or the fan thermo switch has failed. -- Grunff

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