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What should this go up to to be operating normally
Hi if you look at temp gauge it is usually about 3/4 of the way up to the top any higher and this usually means thermostat gone or head gasket gone temp between 50 80 degrees depending on outside temp and how you drive diesel cars run a bit higher due to the amount of extra compression the pistons need to make the diesel flamable if you need further help let me know ok.
Also alot of newer cars run at temperatures lower than what i just said usually below half way but anyhing upto 3/4 of the way up is fine if it reaches the top this means engine problems or rad fan not working or thermostat not opening allowing the coolant to be pumped round engine properly as the thermostat opens when the water reaches a certain temp
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
The car coolant temperature gauge, if it has numbers should not go higher than 195 degrees in winter if you have a thrmostat that is rated at that temperature installed in your car.
If you live in a warmer climate you would have a lower temperature themostat rated about 180 degrees.
These temperatures are what your engine temperature will reach before the mechanical thermostat opens to allow coolant to flow to the heater core that the fan blows into your car.
If you have just a visual indicator with low to high range, it should be reading about in the middle of the range to be operating normal.
In extremely hot locations, it will run a little higher than that.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
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