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Hello,

I have another problems with my car, I just lost my radiator fan (HS) So I ride without heating and the needle does not go into the red.
I must soon change pending receipt of a new one.

However, I opened the cap of the oil tank and I had a kind of myonnaise.

The coolant tank does not move and the dipstick does not contain mayonnaise.

Knowing that I live in a country and a city that averaged -10 and now she sleeps outside and right now I do not drive a lot with is that for you it is normal or a sign of a cylinder head gasket?

Thank you in advance,
Sincerely,
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That is typical of an engine that's not reaching full operating temperature.

The radiator fan is only needed in traffic - until you get the new fan, you could avoid it getting hot by switching off the engine when at a stop for more than a couple of seconds.

It's important for the engine to reach it's normal operating temp as quick as possible, and that the job of the thermostat, and to regulate to maintain design operating temp - is it getting to normal operating temperature?

Very short trips in cold climate doesn't help.

There's no need to ride without cabin heating.
 

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Yes, what Ron said. Leaving the heat on inside the car will help the engine cool down a little bit. Let us know in you are getting heat inside the car.
 

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That is typical of an engine that's not reaching full operating temperature.

The radiator fan is only needed in traffic - until you get the new fan, you could avoid it getting hot by switching off the engine when at a stop for more than a couple of seconds.

It's important for the engine to reach it's normal operating temp as quick as possible, and that the job of the thermostat, and to regulate to maintain design operating temp - is it getting to normal operating temperature?

Very short trips in cold climate doesn't help.

There's no need to ride without cabin heating.
Hi,

Thank you for your answer.

I would make a photo of mayonnaise and gauge earlier and the needle heating.

To me it does not go higher than half see just below.
I've never seen him go over the half.

I have the air conditioner fan no longer works against by and I do not know what fuse feeds one :( any idea?

Thanks :)

Yes, what Ron said. Leaving the heat on inside the car will help the engine cool down a little bit. Let us know in you are getting heat inside the car.
seen temperatures outside of time, the heat in the car is not to avoid :)
 

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Hi,

Here 3 photos taken this afternoon:

Temperature gauge (do not exceed or are the arrow):


The oil plug at the bottom with mayonnaise:


Dipstick:
 

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I don't think it's anything to worry about - it's most likely due to the low ambient temp and short trips.
 

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However, I opened the cap of the oil tank and I had a kind of myonnaise.

The coolant tank does not move and the dipstick does not contain mayonnaise.

Knowing that I live in a country and a city that averaged -10. Is it normal or a sign of a cylinder head gasket?
Your oil may be contaminated or there may be some sludge build-up. Consider draining and refill with fresh oil. I quite like the description of mayonnaise (oil/water mix).:cool:

In your cold climate, I would not expect much overflow to the coolant tank, if that is what you mean.

Temperature gauge is not calibrated exactly. Most KIAs have "normal" level just below half.

You location? Possibly South America, but fill in your details.
 

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That is the normal temperature level for EVERY Kia I have ever driven or seen. As for the oil, it appears pretty normal, but you might consider an oil drain and refill, as mentioned. It appears that even without the radiator fan, your cooling system is still operating efficiently.
 

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Hi guys,

:) I'm in canada north america.

I'm going to drain Jan. 7 (day or I could also mount the fan) :)

Today I'm going to do a little road, hoping not stay down: (

Bye and thank you :)
 

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Hi,

So today I did 200 km with and I had no mayo in the cap and nothing to gauge :)

By cons I put a little more liquid COOLING, and I lost (I think too much liquid which gave too much pressure).

So I left it as the return (just below FULL) and it has not budged.

:)

Thank you for your help I will open another topic (not change) to another problem :)
 
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