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Old 09-21-2015, 09:06 PM   #15
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For what it's worth, the owner's manual for our 310 states that the normal range for engine operating temperature is 190-240 degrees fahrenheit.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #16
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Yes, it is more normal temp for a engine than 160 ! Why can we find 160° thermostat ???, it is very low !
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:27 AM   #17
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Ok, I have replaced the sensor and the thermostat with a 180° : the gauge rise now to 195°/200° after 10 mn . It's better !
But with this temp. the heater doesn't produce hot air ??? The hoses are cold. Is there a command valve for open the heater circuit (where) ? Thanks
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:27 PM   #18
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Ive seen people who will bypass their heater core if a problem had developed with the core. Look at the hoses under the hood where they enter the heater core. Make sure a previous owner didnt cut the hoses before the heater core and loop them together. Ive seen this done on many vehicles where rather than fix the problem with the core they simply take it out of service by bypassing it. If thats not the case then make sure your cable that opens and closes the small valve on the inlet side of your heater core is operating properly. Those cables can break, come loose, come unanchored, etc etc etc. check the other end of the control cable also, behind the dash. Make sure its connected properly. Then check the small valve on the inlet hose to the heater core. Make sure it is moving freely to open and close letting the warm coolant circulate through the heater core.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:08 AM   #19
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Yes mayco, it was a problem of cable, the valve was rusted and blocked and the cāble broken into the sheath.... A little bit of patience and a lot of wd40 and it is ok I am discovering my old AS and sometime it's a great adventure !
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:51 AM   #20
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Many times those valves can be eliminated. Some are only closed when the panel is set to max ac. Had this problem in my truck. Makes the ac work a little better but not worth the trouble.

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