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Elise start up issue
Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:08 PM
Thanks all in advance for any replies. Still love the car more than anything
Now to to update anyone even remotely interested in my previous thread re : Burning smell :- Took the car to Christopher Neil and they couldn't find anything ..smell subsided and that was that so in all honesty never found out what the hell it was much to my frustration, but got the belts changed while I was there
Oh and while I am asking (probably daft questions) my car temperature reached 100 when being put through the MOT so he popped the heaters on just incase lol as it was a hot day and was being revved to test emissions, what is the general temperature the engine should be at as it was around 77 from June last year then around 82-88 more recently ?
Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:04 PM
The burning smell may have been something on or against the exhaust that has now burnt off.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:59 PM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:59 AM
My temp gage can go up to 100 and then the fans kick in shortly after that - have faith!
Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:58 AM
Edit - when garaging mine I don't set the perimiter alarm, the battery will last longer that way. Found that one out quite quickly! The imobiliser will always be on and thats what draws your battery.
Regarding temperature, when running my car is always at a steady 88 degrees. If the car is stationary and it does rise to 100 degrees the fan always kicks in just after and that soon brings the temp back down after a minute or so. Your car sounds fine to me!
Edited by Nelly9000, 27 April 2011 - 12:01 PM.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:57 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:21 PM
Any suggestions welcome
Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:10 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:29 PM
Thanks all for your suggestions and advice
Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:16 PM
Do run a meter across the battery while the engine is running (with+without headlights on too) just to make sure your alternator is sound.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:57 AM
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