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    Question 348 water temperature

    I have ferrari 348 spider. In traffic and in 1st gera water temp rises to level seen in attachment pic. Is it normal/acceptable? once in 2nd and other gears it goes back to just below 90 degrees. I run straight pipes/decat
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    I assume your fans cut in and it all returns to normal?

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    I would assume from this pic that the fans are not cutting in at all......and the temperature only comes back down when you're on the move again and the airflow increases.

    Definitely not normal for temps to be that high

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingSnake View Post
    I assume your fans cut in and it all returns to normal?
    +1 on that question. Like most cars it should run at 90 on the gauge pretty much regardless of what you do with it & whatever the weather.

    If it goes above but then falls back in the way that yours is then its usually fans not working.

    If it goes above and won't come back at all then either stuck thermostat, bad water pump or blocked rad (or just low coolant or an air lock)

    If it won't reach temperature (unless stuck in traffic) but then drops below when moving then its usually an old/weak spring in the thermostat.

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    In London traffic ( very slow ) mine rises to just below 90 before the fans come on and it drops back. I thought this was considered the normal range.

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    I realized that the metal cap that retains the coolant water is rusty. could this let pressure thru and cause temperature alterations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbowling View Post
    I realized that the metal cap that retains the coolant water is rusty. could this let pressure thru and cause temperature alterations?
    Very unlikely, but i would replace this (its only about 17 IIRC) and replace your rad fan switch

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    I used to have the same problem.

    Initially it was a faulty thermostat, but it didn't really get better until I had new radiators put in.

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    approximately how much for a pair of radiators?

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    About 800 notes for the pair...........I think. Poss get them rebuilt?

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