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Old 02-23-2006, 07:21 AM   #11
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Mine will get down to 180F on a cold freeway. 185F on a hot freeway.

In town: 197F then drops down between 183F and 187F when it catches some air.

When you said yours runs warmer on the freeway than in town, that'* not normal. Change out the t-stat and see if that brings it back.

FYI, use Prestone Dex-Cool mixed 50/50 with distilled water. Drain plug is on driver'* side corner of radiator and is accessible through the lower bumper.
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Each gauge has a certain about of variation built in.. nice thing is they seem to get more accurate with the newer models like your 00+'*
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Yeah, I agree that'* not acting normal. I am planning on changing the t-stat sometime this week (I think - depending on weather and how lazy I get... ). My car usually would get up to about the 195-200 line and just sit there, pretty much constantly. There were very few times that I would see it go higher or lower for that matter. So there has to be something going wrong there.

Once I get this swapped out, I'll post the results. I'm pretty confident that a new t-stat will get me going...

Again, many thanks for all the info you guys were willing to dish out for me!
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FYI, use Prestone Dex-Cool mixed 50/50 with distilled water. Drain plug is on driver'* side corner of radiator and is accessible through the lower bumper.
Do not mix Dexcool with green anti-freeze. If you made the switch over (such as the thread starter'* case) stick with it. Combining the two is bad news.
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FYI, use Prestone Dex-Cool mixed 50/50 with distilled water. Drain plug is on driver'* side corner of radiator and is accessible through the lower bumper.
Do not mix Dexcool with green anti-freeze. If you made the switch over (such as the thread starter'* case) stick with it. Combining the two is bad news.
Yeah, definitely not going to mix the 2. I know that'* a bad deal. I heard when they mix they turn almost to a gel, or sludge...


Also, an update.... Looks like the new t-stat fixed me up. I changed it today and so far so good. I drove it from cold to a friends house, and the temp went up like normal, and got to the 195 mark, and just stayed there. Drove around a bit and held steady. Looks like that was my problem.

Thanks for the help, everyone.
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good to hear everything worked out
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