Originally Posted by 94bonnyV
What factors affect an engine'* temperature, and what are some good steps to take toward cooling your engine temp. I have already put a 180 tstat in, and my coolant has been changed in the last 20k miles. Is there any other suggestions.
Here'* some other factors to consider.....
Radiator condition internally (ie: bent fins, poor circulation, etc)
Heater Core condition (same as Radiator)
Radiator Hoses condition (blockages/kinks)
Air Flow (filthy air filter)
Properly tuned (improperly gaped plugs & irregular spark can cause temperature changes within the combustion chamber)
A/C Running condition (compressor can cause the engine to work harder if not properly filed & serviced)
Water Pump condition (impellers can rust away over time, which doesn't allow proper circulation of coolant through the engine)
Plugged Condensor & or Radiator (externally plugged that is....mostly due to dust & fuzz, etc, which doesn't allow proper air flow through the fins for adequete cooling)