coolant temp going to 225 ???HELP - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Buick When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 471
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
goldfinger22 is on a distinguished road
Default coolant temp going to 225 ???HELP

I noticed today that its 85 degs outside and when sitting in my car idiling for a period the gage went to 225 or 226 ?? Isnt this too high ?? I have the lower tstat in it and have flushed the coolant every year, its VERY clean, the fans were running and when I drove it it dropped to like 200 ??? How high will it get before daminging something
goldfinger22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Your coolant fans are programmed for the low speed fans to come on at 216F and the high speed at 228F.

What you say seems pretty normal.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Nighthwk12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 1,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nighthwk12 is on a distinguished road
Default

Nighthwk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default



Sounds normal. But if the fans don't come on at 228, you can turn your a/c on-It'll turn on the fans. If this is the only way it will cool down, there might be a problem, but i don't think thats the case here.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Sounds normal to me.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 471
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
goldfinger22 is on a distinguished road
Default

ac was/is on and the fans are running, it will go this high even with a 185 t stat ?
goldfinger22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default

Yup. Thats completely normal.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 471
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
goldfinger22 is on a distinguished road
Default

how hot will or can it get before it ruins something ??? so... if it gets to 228 and the hi speed fans come on will it cool it right down ??
goldfinger22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default

I'm not sure how hot until bad things happen..probably around 250 or more. But yeah, at 228, the fans will come on and cool it down, at least if everything is working properly it should.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 09:42 PM   #10
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

You can put a 160* thermostat in and it will still get that hot when not moving, because the fans are programed to come on at a set temp. That set point can be changed, but you need a programmer to do that.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what are the best tires for a 95 with size 225 60 16 hal22 General GM Chat 9 02-11-2008 09:59 PM
225\60-16 or 245\50-16 nb_ssei General GM Chat 16 05-23-2007 09:53 PM
235/55 VS 225/60 tire decision 1993 SLE Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 6 04-18-2006 08:15 PM
225/45/R17s or 235/40/R17s Merlin 91/97 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 41 02-22-2006 02:24 PM
BEST *Cheap* 225/60/16 All Season Tires Hans Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 02-24-2005 11:46 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 12:45 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.