Well, the title is obvious. 1989 Mayfair.
Zero engine mods. Recently replaced head gasket.
New water pump
Collant flushed and replaced with Redline Water Wetter and pure distilled water.
It's getting hot out and I can't keep the temp down.
20 minute drive at 3000 RPM doing a whopping 50 MPH and I have to keep the heater on just to keep it from shooting above the white line.... which I don't know what that means.... but when I shoot it with a heat gun, I see 103 C on the lower block and 93 C on the radiator and on the sensor. Damn near boiling. Any other ideas on how to keep the temp down?
Just a note, the plastic cover for the engine is no longer there. I was falling apart and started flaking off into the belt and fan. I don't know if that would help to have one on, but just a note.
Can anyone tell me what that arbitrary white line on the temp gauge means? It has blue and red with that stupid white line in the middle. Is there any actual value to that?
Also, maybe someone can settle an argument with me. Normal radiator fans on normal cars pull air thru the radiator from the outside and into the engine bay, while my mini is pushing air from inside the engine bay, thru the radiator and out thru the fender. My friend say that the fan should be sucking form the outside in, not pushing from the inside out.... If I remember correctly, the fan only fits the way I put it on. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I'm expecting he is extremely wrong.