I known there has been a few posts recently on overheating, but haven't had any luck relating them to my troubles - so hear goes...
My '95 Sportrak (1.6 injection) has developed an overheating problem when traveling on the motorway or at speed. For the last 2 years of ownership the temperature guage has never risen past half way, happy at any speeds. In the last month or so, when travelling over about 60 mph or up motorway inclines the temperature rises right up (altho its fine in traffic round town), and drops again when you slow right down or put the fan on blowing hot air.
It isn't using/loosing oil or water, and fuel consumption seems normal. The only other thing is that when the engine is started, the fan belt squeeks for a couple of seconds and when it stops squeeking the fan is on full speed (makes it sound like I've got a 3 litre engine or something!!). When the viscous fans pack up i thought they stopped spinning, not spin continuously.... and shouldn't it make it less likely to overheat with it being on all the time??!!
Any help gratefully received - it seems to go against all logic to me!!
Thanks in advance,