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My solara 2000 runs beautiful, I just wonder: is it normal that idle, after is warm up at 800-850 rpm? and the temperature gauge drops,incold weather, specially down hills, a around 1/4 of the clock

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Idle is too fast. Should be about 500rpm to 550rpm.

Yes, the temperature drops when the thermostat opens, and in cold weather the car struggles to keep the temperature up, so it will be marginally lower. Going down hills should make no difference, so when the vehicle is cold, remove the radiator cap and check the coolant level. Then top up the reservoir. Use antifreeze not water.

A quarter of the clock is fine.

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