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I have a mercedes airstream interstate that I was driving up to flagstaff AZ. As I was driving the display showed a Coolant Temperature gauze 100-300 degrees with the reading close to 175. Is that indicating trouble? Is it okay to drive the vehicle?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles on the car? How has your mileage been lately?

12000

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Flagstaff?

The sprinter is a 2015 airstream interstate

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Flagstaff yourself? What have you tried so far?

Flagstaff is a city at a a high elevation in Arizona. The indicator came on when I was driving up the freeway to Flagstaff.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not really.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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Mercedes Mechanic: Wolfgang, Mercedes Technician replied 11 months ago
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on your vehicle is this a digital display of the temperature or is this an aftermarket add on gauge?

the reason i ask is that the cluster ony shows needles of fuel, speed and tachometer.

if you have a pic of the display that would be great to see please

thanks!!

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Wolfgang, thanks for responding.
There is a small digital display for messages between my speedometer and tachometer. I have no way to check engine temperature on a gauge as I am driving and don't have my owner's manual with me to understand the display.
What happened was, when I was climbing to a high elevation (about 5000 feet on the freeway at 70-75mph at about 2500 to 3000 rpm, a image of a thermometer showed up with a ball at the bottom where the baseline was 100 and a tube extending upwards with a max of 300. The temperature was reading about 175-200. Since it was in the upper thirds of the thermometer, I'm worried and wanted to see if it's safe to do the 450 miles back home and what I should look for.
Also, after a nights rest I cycled thru the display messages and the thermometer image is gone and the display reads "No Messages".
I plan to drive home today.
I there any thing i should be worried about at this point?
Can I call you if I have an issue on the road?
I have a pretty desolate stretch of highway from the Grand Canyon to Los Angeles area with no cities on the way with a reliable mercedes mechanic on the way that I know of. I will be driving back on the 40 freeway.
IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE WITHOUT DAMAGING THE ENGINE?
Is it okay to drive the vehicle at 2000-3000 rpm? The red section is at 4000 rpm.
I am available to talk now if you are able to talk with me.
Thanks is advance for your response.
Dan
Mercedes Mechanic: Wolfgang, Mercedes Technician replied 11 months ago

please see phone call request !!

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