Having fitted a vdo temp gauge to the disco recently I have noticed that the coolant temp is hitting around 107 degrees c while idleing, with aircon on when the temp is around 30-35 outside. Now the temp sensor is mounted in the top radiator hose (simplest installation) and I am concerned this is the cooled temperature ie after its been through the radiator.
So does anyone know what the direction of coolant flow is for the v8's (97 disco if that changes anything). Does it flow from the top to bottom or the other way round.
While were at it does anyone know the ideal operating temp range of the v8's?