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My car over heated on the highway the other day. Dealer said they could not find anything wrong. Anyone else having this problem? Car has 40k easy highway miles on it.
I'm also in Phoenix and I have to watch it in stop and go traffic if temps are over 115 on the asphalt. What color is your FiST? Are you the white one near Melrose?It's strange that I have not seen one hint of overheating here in Phoenix. Today I think is the 31st day this summer of 110+ degrees, and I have yet to see the temp gauge go over the normal mark. I've seen a few of these posts here, so I watch the temp pretty close.
Will keep the Mishimoto in mind if I ever experience an issue.
Do you happen to have a recall number for the '16 model fan relay fix?The closest I got to overheating was sitting in traffic at about 85 degree ambient and the coolant got to 219. I got worried and had to turn on A/C as it forces the radiator fan to kick in for the condenser. After about 3 mins temp went down to about 185-188 and stayed that way no matter how long I sit in traffic (again, thanks to the radiator fan spinning).
What I have noticed (at least on my car, even though I already replaced the radiator fan relay for '16 model recall) is that if you don't have A/C on no matter how hot the coolant gets the system will NOT turn on the fan. I know our cars run hot because the coolant system is pressurized, blah-blah, but still there has to be a temperature threshold at which the system will open the thermostat AND kick the radiator fan on. So far I'm only able to force the fan on ONLY IF I turn A/C on, which is weird. 219 is as far as I pushed it, and frankly do not want to see "how far it goes" before overheating...
Nope, Green Envy, and when I do drive it, it's mostly around N. PHX, work in N. Scottsdale. I mostly commute to work via bicycle though. Explains why I have only 19K miles three years after delivery.I'm also in Phoenix and I have to watch it in stop and go traffic if temps are over 115 on the asphalt. What color is your FiST? Are you the white one near Melrose?