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Old 12-31-1969, 08:00 PM   #1
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Okay, everyone post what temperatures their engines run at. I feel mine is kinda high. It is never below 200 F, sometimes 240 F if i'm driving aggressively. Time to swap engines, I'm sick of this one.


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Mine runs just at or just under the first white line on the gauge...whatever that is, I can't say off hand. It has never gone over the first white line (the one that'* like 1/4 way up on the gauge)

3800 motors are hard to find...unless you buy brand new. It'* hard to find used ones, and they're not in high demand because they usually last so long. A friend of mine had a Oldsmobile with a 3800 and wanted to replace it, but couldn't find a good deal on a motor...he was going to have to go brand new. It didn't matter anyway thought because the motor lasted another two years and then he got rid of it because of the body...
but anyway that is my little spiel. Good luck finding a new motor.
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Mine hovers around the 200 mark. It never really goes above that unless I just gotten into the car and started driving on a hot day, then it will tap ~220 before the fans come on and bring it down again.
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On 2002-04-14 12:25, csprague wrote:
Mine hovers around the 200 mark. It never really goes above that unless I just gotten into the car and started driving on a hot day, then it will tap ~220 before the fans come on and bring it down again.
I have the same situation, but mine rarely goes above 210. My mechanic told me that the temp is important and the temp Iím at is fine. You probably need a new thermostat. I had the same problem and it was my pump. Napa is good for parts. My problems started the same way then the upper intake manifold (plastic) started to leak water in the area close to the throttle body. First make sure your rad and cooling system is clean, then replace your temp sensor, then replace your thermostat, then finally check your water pump. If it really bothers you get a new thermostat that is set at 160. Al I can say is do it soon because a new upper manifold is $300 + US . Oh one other thing it could be is your tensioner /or belt check both.

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I just checked...mine runs at 90 degress Celcius....whatever that is in ferinheight? (sp? oh well)
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I just had my tension and belt replaced about 4 months ago. I'm going to replace my thermostat next weekend.
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I just figured it out...it'* like 180F-195F my car runs at...so just a little cooler than everyone else'*.
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I just had my tension and belt replaced about 4 months ago. I'm going to replace my thermostat next weekend.
The sensor sits right below the thermostat. The sensor is the one with the foil cover and wires coming out. LOL the sensor is also easier to change. It would be nice if it were the one.

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Hey man, do u know what your coolant/water mix is? In the spring and summer u can run 30/70 coolant/water. Should help, u could also toss in a bottle of "water wetter"...L8r...Andru.
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Mine runs around 180 - 190 on the open road but if I get stuck in traffic or am running short errands it hits 200 - 240. Once it gets up that high it doesn't come down very easily. I am trying to figure out how to keep it cool in traffic. I have some ideas so we will see what I can figure out.
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