Maybe someone can help. I have used the search function which has helped a little but thought I would post to see if I can get any more specific help.
On Friday we made a last minute descision to head to Thredbo for a day of snowboarding. Packed up the car and headed south. Car was driving perfectly on the way down. I did notice the temperature on the dash sitting a bit below the middle where it should be,. I put this down to 110 kph (
) in 6oC cooling the engine a little more than it would like. Parked up in Cooma for the night. It was around 3oC at 11pm but im sure it dropped below zero as the night went on. Got into the car in the morning to head for Thredbo, about 15 minutes into the journey "Motor Control System Failure" message came on as the engine light stays on constantly on the dash. Had a look in the user manaul which doesnt give a lot of info as to why it came on. None the less we got the Thredbo and had an awesome day of boarding.
Then the drive home lastnite. Light still on, we got to Jindabyne and I pull over and popped the bonnet to find the radiator fan doing its best impression of an army helicopter. Engine temp was now sitting at the bottom of the scale. Decided to pull out the radiator fan fuse to see if it had any effect. Did that and the engine heated up in like a minute. Decided it probly wouldnt be a good idea to drive back to Wollongong with no radiator so i replace the fuse along with the helicopter sound effects.
Got home lastnite, took it easy on the way home, I did notice fuel consumption and emissions up as the manual said I would. Had my fingers crossed that a night in slightly more normal temperatures would sort things out. No joy, started it again this morning and still error message is coming on.
I am convinced that it something to do with the cold weather, coolant sensor or the likes, but that may just have been a coincidence. Anyone able to shed some light on this?
Keen to sort is ASAP as im planning to head back to the snow mid week
Cheers - Brendan