Originally Posted by Darrel
now how would i go about checking the actual engine temp. just take a pyrometer and check the block tem? or is it coolent temp?
Darrel, if you have a pyrometer, by all means use it if you don't have access to a scantool. Find a convenient place on the engine block to measure temperature, or right on the thermostat housing. The Engine Coolant Temperature sensor (ECT) should be in close proximity to the thermostat I believe.