406 high temp ?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by In Dreams I Walk With you, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Model june 1996 1.8i 16V petrol. Temp mostly around 85-90 degrees C, with
    occasional peak to 95C. Is this normal/acceptable ?

    Thanks in advance,

    In Dreams I Walk With you, Apr 25, 2004
  2. "
    I thought I had a problem. Had it thoroughly checked but everything kicked
    in. So yes it does run high. Last summer nearly hit100C. Just had it flushed
    and refilled and it still runs high.
    John Hollinshead, Apr 25, 2004
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  3. Yes, that's about right, that's where mine is, the only time it gets hotter
    is when maybe pulling the caravan up a longish hill on a warm day, but
    you'll find that the temp will be mostly at the 90 degree mark.
    regards, Mark.
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 25, 2004
  4. John / Mark,

    Thanks very much for the replies. Very helpful indeed. Btw after having
    driven a while and parking the car with the engine still running, the temp
    goes up a bit, which is normal I suppose. But I don't hear any fans come on
    the lower the temp. Does the engine have a fan anyway ?

    Thanks again,

    In Dreams I Walk With you, Apr 25, 2004
  5. there's a thermostatically operated fan just behind the radiator, which will
    come on when the temp is high enough, nothing to worry about.
    regards, mark.
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 26, 2004
  6. Ok, thanks again for the info.


    In Dreams I Walk With you, Apr 26, 2004
  7. Bear in mind that it is an aluminium engine and will initially go hotter !!!
    (Don't know the physics behind that.) Also electric fans no longer "after
    run" once the engine is isolated ie switched off. They used to set the car
    alarms off!
    John Hollinshead, Apr 26, 2004

  8. Ok, thanks for that titbit of information. Interesting !


    In Dreams I Walk With you, Apr 27, 2004
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