There have been three occasions where it went above normal. Two of them were when my fans quit on me, it still didn't overheat. And once when the radiator blew it's top, literally. The plastic part on top of the radiator exploded while I was driving on I295. I was still able to drive it back to my shop stopping periodically to let it cool down and add coolant. I drove it with the heat on full blast to extract as much heat as possible. The gauge got close but never went to red.I noticed your temp guage has the same reading as mine. Mine never moves; from AZ summers to cooler (we don't have cold here) temps, running at 80 up mountains, whatever. Just stays in the same place.
I'm not alone. There's someone on here with more miles than me. I saw their post a while ago I just can't remember who or where.Wow! I knew these things were capable of a long life, but WOW, you are certainly the driver to watch for the future of my E! 400K, WOW.
And your locks are better maintained than everyone else's too! Thanks for setting a great example!
Mixture of everything. City, highway, country and hours of idle time while on site. I guess I could describe my driving style as "what's necessary". If I'm not in a hurry I just relax and enjoy the music while I watch everyone pass. If I'm in a hurry I go a little faster than most but within reason. But I'm not afraid to push the car to it's limit if necessary. Sometimes I do it on purpose to remind me where that limit is, it's good practice if you ever need it. I haul some pretty significant loads with my trailer, the heaviest I think would be an entire pallet of bottled water from BJ's. I tow my boat with it and I've even pulled a flooded Chevy Astro with trailer out of the water with it. Oh yeah, and I pulled Chevy SUV's out of the mud twice. It's an animal!Are these mostly highway miles, what are your basic maintenance/repairs, and how would you describe your driving style?