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30 Apr 2019 19:13 #206998 by stiffsteve204me
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NEVER let anyone wearing a light blue, angora jumper, sit in your Jimny. :evil:

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Question for Gen5 owners, please.

On initial start up, and for a couple on minutes thereafter,once on the move, I have a cooling level warning light showing. Level is good. This is only from a cold start.


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30 Apr 2019 19:17 #206999 by Soeley
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The light shows Blue until normal operating temp is reached then it goes off. If you overheat it will show Red.
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30 Apr 2019 19:38 #207004 by Bob1050
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Yes that light has troubled me as well. Saw a blue light and thought at first I was driving down the road with my main beam on!

For those who lack mechanical sympathy - that blue glow is a simple reminder not to thrash the engine until the coolant has warmed up.

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30 Apr 2019 19:43 #207007 by Lambert
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Mechanical sympathy. Now that is something you don't see a lot of these day!

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30 Apr 2019 21:06 #207020 by Scimike
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Soeley wrote: The light shows Blue until normal operating temp is reached then it goes off. If you overheat it will show Red.


Another warning -if you don't have a temperature guage when if the red light comes on it could be too late. The crappy VW polo TDI once owned had a red "overheat" light and no gauge. After several episodes of refusing to rev, eventually I discovered the cooling fan had never worked on the car. 2 years shutting down was the engine trying to protect itself, red light did not flash once. If it had been a gauge it would have been obvious. Get one of those ODB readers and get the temp out of the engine, best way to tell if it's not well.

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30 Apr 2019 21:52 #207025 by Bill Portland
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The red light will flash if its getting hot and will stay on if its too hot

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30 Apr 2019 22:58 - 30 Apr 2019 23:00 #207028 by GeorgeC
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Soeley wrote: The light shows Blue until normal operating temp is reached then it goes off. If you overheat it will show Red.

As it's only on (Blue) at the first start of the day, I thought it was part of the Climate Control when warming-up the interior of the car. :huh:

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01 May 2019 05:23 #207031 by stiffsteve204me
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Scimike wrote:

Soeley wrote: The light shows Blue until normal operating temp is reached then it goes off. If you overheat it will show Red.


Another warning -if you don't have a temperature guage when if the red light comes on it could be too late. The crappy VW polo TDI once owned had a red "overheat" light and no gauge. After several episodes of refusing to rev, eventually I discovered the cooling fan had never worked on the car. 2 years shutting down was the engine trying to protect itself, red light did not flash once. If it had been a gauge it would have been obvious. Get one of those ODB readers and get the temp out of the engine, best way to tell if it's not well.


Link to a correct ODB reader would be appreciated, by this OF, please. :cheer:

I used the oil temp readout on my Yeti from cold to normal operating temperature most times that I drove it. Having coolant temp. on the Jimny would be good, IMO.



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01 May 2019 05:37 - 01 May 2019 05:38 #207034 by Andy2640
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This may be totally normal, and it may be "a thing" on most cars, i dont know but.....

When parked on my driveway about to set off, i sometimes get distracted and fiddle with my phone. Whilst the engine is warming up, the cooling fan (inside engine bay) keeps turning itself on and off intermittently (about every 7-10 seconds).

Is this normal?

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01 May 2019 05:50 #207035 by mlines
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Based on our Suzuki swift, yes. Every 10 seconds, off and on.

Based on our other cars, no. Never seems to come on at all.

Must be a Suzuki thing

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01 May 2019 06:03 #207036 by stiffsteve204me
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Andy2640 wrote: This may be totally normal, and it may be "a thing" on most cars, i dont know but.....

When parked on my driveway about to set off, i sometimes get distracted and fiddle with my phone. Whilst the engine is warming up, the cooling fan (inside engine bay) keeps turning itself on and off intermittently (about every 7-10 seconds).

Is this normal?



Yes, Andy, mine does it as well. I thought that it could be the A/C, but have not bothered to switch it off to find out. :lol:



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01 May 2019 06:51 #207044 by AlexK
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Yup, that's the A/C compressor clutch kicking in and out. Completely normal.
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