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Old 09-10-2016
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Default Engine Alarm - Temps seem high

Just back from a 1,300 mile trip to Kentucky and back. 40 miles from home the Engine Warning light and buzzer came on. It went on and off a couple of times. I'm afraid it may be low on coolant and gotten hot.

Do these gauge readings look high? The engine water temperature and engine oil temperature seem high.

The coolant window looks empty but I'm not sure.

If it is low, is Fleet Charge the correct coolant and does it need to be mixed 50/50 with distilled water?

What else should I immediately check?

Lots of questions, but I'm in information overload after reading all night and slightly panicked.

Thanks in advance for advice
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Don't panic yet, readings seem high but not catastrophic.
hopefully it is just a low alarm, add fleet charge & read the instructions for water.

http://www.peakhd.com/product-lines/...nt-antifreeze/

cooling system needs checked out , radiator, fan, hoses for leaks etc.
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Put coolant in that tank. Its low. Check for leaks from front to rear. If you cant find a leak. Take a look at the oil. Whats it look like?

Want to give me a call, we can talk about this issue. 870 715 9 six 39 Im home now.
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Top off your coolant as well as check your oil level. When you get home, pull the road side radiator fan cover and check the radiator fins for debris and corrosion.
I would also make sure your radiator fan is on high and see why you only have 4 lbs of Turbo boost @ 1800 RPM. Seems low to me.
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Frank,
The engine oil temp seems VERY high but I am suspicious if that is an erroneous reading since the other temps seems OK. Perhaps you are just needing a new oil sender unit? Oil level is OK-right?? Were you able to verify the engine temp with an infrared. (cheap at Harbor Freight) That looking glass on the coolant reservoir will get stained which makes it difficult to tell what the level is. Put a stick of some sort in there and verify the level that way. Should say on the Fleet Pride coolant bottle if it is concentrated(add distilled water 50/50) or ready to use. I am thinking it only comes as a concentrated and must be diluted but verify. Is what I use.

Unfortunately when the Kysor alarm goes off it doesn't tell you which system is out of parameter...coolant level, coolant temp, or oil pressure. IIRC it doesn't monitor oil temp! Lot's of info on WOG concerning that alarm system. 195 on coolant seems OK. Also tranny temp at 210 may be a little high. I think most see their's running at about the same temp as the coolant. Your alarm may just be a low coolant warning. Pegged on oil temp - that's for sure but as already said sure hope it is a bad sender-seems awfully high for no higher than the coolant temp is.
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Thanks for the quick responses. Should have made it clear that I'm safely home and not stuck on the road. This group is great about responding to roadside emergencies.
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Top off your coolant as well as check your oil level. When you get home, pull the road side radiator fan cover and check the radiator fins for debris and corrosion.
I would also make sure your radiator fan is on high and see why you only have 4 lbs of Turbo boost @ 1800 RPM. Seems low to me.
It appears that I have an exhaust leak as well. The fun never ends.
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First thing I'd do is check all fluid levels. I don't trust the sight glass so I use a little stick to measure the coolant level. Top off whatever is low, don't just add right away.

Then, check your fan operation. Put the fan override switch on, see if it brings any of those temps down.
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Get yourself a good IR thermometer (not from Horrible Freight) and check actual temps vs. your gauges. Until these readings are confirmed, take no action except filling the engine coolant above the sight glass. They do seem about 10-15 degrees high across the board, but that could be due to a poor ground or low voltage at the dash.
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My buzzer and engine alarm would go off once in a while.
It had been doing this for several years.
Checked the coolant levels and all ok.
Since I was having some work done on the bus, I had them change out the radiator low water sensor.
Hasn't come on since.
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