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SL600 R230 - normal operating temp

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Paul Sander, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Paul Sander

    Paul Sander Active Member

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    Hi guys,
    Is this a normal temp for an SL600...?? Goes down a little on the motorway but generally in traffic etc its as shown...
     

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    V6Matty Senior Member

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    Yep quite normal sitting just a tad over 90.
     
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    ajlsl600 Senior Member

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    my sl600 was the same, even a little more in traffic on a hot day at times i found myself hoping the traffic would soon clear, it dropped somewhat on a clear road.
     
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    Paul Sander

    Paul Sander Active Member

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    Cheers...happy to hear that...
     
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    Paul Sander

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    Thanks for the info....I can rest easy...:)
     
  6. Tony Dyson

    Tony Dyson Senior Member

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    Mine, although not a SL 600 sits at around 83°C interesting is what the owner's manual says about it;
    Coolant Temperature Gauge
    Under normal operating conditions and with the specified coolant level, the coolant temperature may rise to 120° C. At high outside temperatures and when driving uphill, the Coolant Temperature may rise to the end of the scale.
     
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    Paul Sander

    Paul Sander Active Member

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    Mine is a little more concerning....never had this instruction / warning in any of my BMW manuals...

    During severe operating conditions, e.g.


    stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature

    may rise close to approx. 266°F

    (130°C).

    The engine should not be operated with

    the coolant temperature over 248°F

    (120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine

    damage which is not covered by the Warranty
     
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    As a general rule of thumb I don't get concerned as long as the temperature is 100 or less. At 105 I get nervous and 110 switch to allow to cool.
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Both my cars sit at just over the 90 and then never budge even the slightest .
     

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