t-stat - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2003, 02:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Worthington, MN
Posts: 129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
White Lightning is on a distinguished road
Default t-stat

today she was running a little warm...
around about noon or so when it started to get hot (93 degrees) my temp gauge was staying a little warm, i was driving in town mostly. but i got on the interstate and drove an hour to souix falls to go shopping and it still stayed warm the whole way over like 188/192 we'll say? i hade the ac on the middle setting the whole time, but when i got to driving in souixfalls after stop and go and starting the engine and stopping it it stayed around 195/200 and the the interstate on the way home was the same as when i was going over (188/192) whats goin on? should i be worried or anything?
also i was thinking that maybe i should dril it too?
White Lightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 03:43 AM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds pretty normal to me. You were under 200 the whole time.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 04:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Monticello, Minnesota
Posts: 1,520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CraZyDriVer868 is on a distinguished road
Default

sounds like my car...but mine doesnt go down when i ge ton the highway stays at around 195 the whole time...and i got a 180 t stat...
CraZyDriVer868 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 08:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
95naSTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 4,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95naSTA is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah, these things are all a litte diffrent. I got a 180 and on the highway it goes down to 170 or so and in stop and go it can get up to 205. so untill i get a fan switch i'm sweatin my junk off w/ the heat on and the windows open. that usually keeps it around 180 in stop and go. But don't be worried if it dosen't go above 200.
95naSTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 11:14 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southern California
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
billha is on a distinguished road
Default

Most of the time I turn on the AC when the gage reaches 200 or more if I'm stuck in traffic. With the AC on, it stays around 195 or so no matter if the car is on the freeway or idling in traffic.

Without the AC off, however, it regularly reaches 220 in traffic (but never at highway speed) and the fan turns on to bring it down to 200.

Both my '92 and '93 have done this since I've owned them, and my '93 has a recently installed 180 tstat. My 2 bonnies are both are supercharged, and from what I can tell, the supercharged engines run hotter than the normally aspirated engines.
billha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T-stat macho_mike21 1992-1999 2 02-06-2003 09:03 PM
No Stat at Part Store Sol 1992-1999 11 12-12-2002 06:43 PM
NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING WHY TO USE 180 STAT!!!!!!!!!! d151avid 1992-1999 3 11-10-2002 01:13 AM
t-stat bonnie94ssei Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 10-25-2002 09:31 PM
tranny cooler/t-stat bonnie94ssei Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 9 10-23-2002 07:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.