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Engine temperature in Buick Enclave

My 2012 Enclave engine temp is consistently 210 degrees F. That's almost a boil. Is this the common operating temp for this engine ?? Seems too high and damaging, Only 1000 miles on vehicle...

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Yes,that is normal for these vehicles.I have one and bought new also,and that's the operating temperature on gauge,will make you think though,but look how high it goes.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

  • Thom Warren Jan 07, 2013

    Wow... Thanks for your reply so quick. It certainly makes me watch the gauge much more closely............

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it sounds like a possible head gasket problem,you can get the fluctuation from combustion gases getting pumped into your cooling system and creating gas pockets,i would suggest taking it to a shop and have them do a block test to look for combustion in the cooling system to confirm the problem,that way you will know for sure,if it comes up negative they can also perform a flow test to make sure there is no restriction in the cooling system such as a plugged radiator or a bad thermostat,hope this sheds a little light on it

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fluctuation in temperature is usualy from low coolent level. a sticky thermastat could also be the culprit.

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This is a known problem. The temp sensors go bad every so often. VW recognized this a few years back, updated the sensor and accordingly changed the colour from brown to green. oops.... They still go bad. The sensor is on the drivers side of the engine, on the back of the head in what looks like the thermostat housing. If you have a man trans there's a set of glow plugs commin out of it. This is the only temp sensor on the TDI. There's a plastic horseshoe clip (the dealer should have offer you one when you bought the sensor) you have to pop out, then wiggle the sensor until it comes out. MAKE SURE THE OLD O-RING COMES OUT, this will make instaling the new sensor much easier and will prevent your all your coolant from leaking out.... Yah, I seen it done, not good. Worst part is you can't see what you are dooing so good but its fairly simple. Good luck and happy motoring

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