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Operating temp. of 3.8 liter v-6 engine

What is the normal operating temp. of the 3.8 liter v-6 engine

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Generally it's in the range of 200 -220 degrees F same as the transmission. it can run upto 240 before it startes to brakedown.please rate this

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  • tonyhultgren Feb 03, 2011

    I live in an area where the temperature is generally between -20F and 30F during the winter. My engine temperature has been running between 180-190F but I have checked the coolant and the radiator level and they are fine. Any ideas?

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FAULT CODE IDENTIFICATION TABLE - VMACIII - 1998 & NEWER
1-1 Engine Oil Pressure Sensor
1-2 Barometric Pressure Sensor
1-3 Fuel Temperature Sensor
1-4 Ambient Air Temp Sensor
1-6 Starter Input
1-7 Engine Coolant Level
1-8 (ASET CEGR) Estimated % Fan Speed
1-10 Aux. Cooling Relay Output
2-1 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor
2-2 (ASET IEGR) Boost Air Pressure Sensor
2-2 (ASET CEGR) Boost Air Pressure
2-3 Intake Air Temp Sensor
2-4 Trans Oil Temp Sensor
2-5 Front Drive Axle Oil Temp Sensor
2-6 Rear Drive Axle Oil Temp Sensor
2-7 Engine Oil Temp Sensor
2-8 (ASET CEGR) Combustion Air Temperature
2-9 (ASET CEGR) Combustion Air Temp Sensor
3-1 Exhaust Temperature Sensor
3-2 Engine Speed Sensor
3-3 Redundant Engine Speed
3-4 Engine Position Sensor
3-5 Engine Brake Output #1
3-6 Engine Brake Output #2
3-8 Trans Splitter Position
3-10 (ASET CEGR) Engine Brake Output #3
4-1 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
4-2 Fan Clutch Output
4-3 Auxiliary Output #1
4-4 Auxiliary Output #2
4-5 (ASET IEGR) Wastegate Output
4-5 (ASET CEGR) VTG Position Sensor
4-6 Tachometer Output
4-7 Speedometer Output
4-8 Customer Defined Statement
4-9 (ASET CEGR) EGR Valve Mechanism
5-1 Throttle Position Sensor
5-2 Throttle Position Sensor Reference Voltage
5-3 Engine Shutdown Lamp/Alarm
5-5 Electronic Malfunction Lamp
5-6 Spare Relay #3
5-7 Engine Oil Level
5-8 (ASET CEGR) EGR Temperature
5-9 (ASET CEGR) EGR Mass Flow
6-1 Fuel Level
6-2 (ASET CEGR) Turbocharger Speed
6-3 J1708/J1587 Link
6-4 J1939 Link
6-5 All Communication Lost - Engine Shutdown
6-6 Fuel Control Module
6-7 Power Relay
6-8 J1939 Link
6-9 Other ECU Affecting Operation
7-1 Service Brake Switch
7-2 Parking Brake Switch
7-3 Speed Control SET Switch
7-4 Speed Control RESUME Switch
7-5 Battery / Alternator Voltage
7-6 Switched Voltage
7-7 Exhaust Temp Reference
7-9 VTG Actuator
8-1 Electronic Unit Pump #1
8-2 Electronic Unit Pump #2
8-3 Electronic Unit Pump #3
8-4 Electronic Unit Pump #4
8-5 Electronic Unit Pump #5
8-6 Electronic Unit Pump #6
8-9 Solenoid Boost Voltage
9-1 Transport Protocol
9-2 Power Reset Without Key Switch
9-3 (ASET CEGR) Aftercooler Outlet Temperature
9-5 (ASET CEGR) Compressor Discharge Temp
9-8 (ASET CEGR) Auxiliary Output Device #1
9-9 (ASET CEGR) Auxiliary Output Device #2
9-10 (ASET CEGR) Auxiliary Output Device #3
10-1 (ASET CEGR) Internal Sensor Voltage
10-2 (ASET CEGR) 5 Bolt Supply
10-3 (ASET CEGR) Sensor Supply Voltage #1
10-4 (ASET CEGR) Sensor Supply Voltage #2
10-5 (ASET CEGR) Fuel Filter Differential Pressure
10-6 (ASET CEGR) Fuel Delivery Pressure
10-7 (ASET CEGR) Odometer Save Area Failure
10-8 (ASET CEGR) GPS Position Data Not Received
10-9 (ASET CEGR) Watchdog Timer Reset


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1995 HONDA ACCORD 2.7L 6-cyl Engine Code C27A4 C27A1

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Manual Transmission,......SJ All TEMPS......10W-30, optional 10W-40
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