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The light on my Boxster S temperature gauge flashes. The temperature hovers around 180 degrees which seems normal. Am I low on coolant?

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Open the trunk of your car. On the passenger side along the firewall, you should see a plastic panel on the carpeted lining. This gives you access to your coolant reservoir tank

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I have 85 nissan 720 pickup coolant temp does not get hot i have replaced radiator, thermostat, fan clutch truck will not reach normal temp

Please to use a thermometer in the radiator after the engine has run about 10 minutes to test the actual temperature of the coolant.
You may also choose to put a piece of flat cardboard over half of the front of the radiator to see if that makes it heat up more.
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If the radiator shows the proper temperature, perhaps the temperature gauge on the dashboard or the engine block sending unit is defective.
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could be from low coolant level or blockage in the coolant system from forming ice ( 16 degrees is -8 degrees Celsius which is below freezing point of water)
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The thermostat "seals" the cool coolant giving up (rejecting) heat in the radiator & heater core from the hot coolant absorbing heat in the running engine "block".

When the coolant in the engine reaches a specific temperature (180 ~ 195 degrees) as determined by the value selected by manufacturer or when replaced, it opens and allows the hot coolant in the engine block to be pumped out to the radiatot & heater core for cooling and the cool coolant in the radiator / heater core is pumped into the engine block - replacing the hot coolant. The thermostat senses cool coolant in the engine block and seals shut until the temperature of the coolant in the engine block rises to 180 ~ 195 degrees again. This process continues over and over for as long as needed.

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Since the car does not over heat and the coolant is not low there is a good chance that the sending unit is bad. If that is the case you really don't have anything to worry about. Just be sure to keep an eye on your actual temperature gauge. Those lights are hardly ever right but your gauge is almost always accurate. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I hope this helps you out.

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Our temperature gauge goes from a blue light to a flashing red. after putting more coolant in, it seems to correct the issue for a little bit then it happens again. Why is this light going on?

The blue light is only supposed to indicate low engine temperature, reminding you to go easy on the engine until the light goes out.
The flashing is either for low coolant or for overheating, and it sounds like you are having a low coolant problem.
If after you add coolant the lights comes back, you have a coolant leak. The most common place for a leak is the coolant flange on the end of the cylinder head. If you take the engine cover off and look at the area where the transmission meets the engine, you should see either pink coolant puddling or pink crusty residue.
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