Friday, August 31, 2012

Fuel Vent Valve

This inexpensive valve that is mounted on the fuel tank may be the cause of failing fuel pumps and poor injector sprays and may even cause bad fuel consumption with the combined effects experienced.

W124/W201 Fuel Vent Valve
Part number
A 201 476 02 32

Monday, August 6, 2012

Importance of Thermostat and Fan Switch settings

In any automotive car, the engine produces heat as a by-product and this heat needs to be dissipated to prevent overheating of the engine and its internal components.

Thus the cooling system consisting of the water pump, radiator, thermostat and fan switch is required.

Though it is desired to keep the engine's working temperature down, that does not mean that the ambient engine operating temperature (assisted by the cooling system) should be as low as possible.

The engine optimum temperature is said to be within a range of 90 degrees celsius (with a plus or minus 5 degree accuracy) so as to achieve the optimum viscosity of the engine oil that is flowing within it. To achieve this working temperature range, the thermostat and fan switch is the critical components in play.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cooling System Survey

Help us consolidate your coolant, temperature fan switch and thermostat settings so we can find out what is the best combination for our w124s in Singapore.