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What should your coolant temperature be when the car is in idle?


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2006-09-19 22:02:20
2006-09-19 22:02:20

should be the same temperature as your thermostat rating...generally around 190 to 195 degrees.


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Car engine temp's increase at idle primarily because there is little or no air flowing through the radiator coils to cool the engine coolant. This is partly because the car is not moving, and partly because the cooling fan usually will not activate until a certain temperature is reached.

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When your car is at idle there is no air flow to cool the radiator, but when your car moves the air flow through the radiator cools it down. I would suspect the radiator fan is not coming on when it should. If the fan is working properly the engine temperature should stay fairly constant assuming the thermostat is also working properly.

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If it's cold outside, it's because ECU use ambient temperature sensor and coolant sensor to manage RPMs. After you start the car the coolant temperature is low and ECU sets RPMs very high, when it gets warm RPMs drop down until engine reaches operating temperature.

That gauge measure the coolant temperature, not the actual engine temperature. It means that the coolant is getting hotter and retaining more of that heat. If it's still in the process of warming up to operating temperature when it does this, that's normal, so long as it stops and remains in the normal operating range - an engine working will ignite more fuel and create more heat than an engine running at idle.

One way is to let the car idle with the reservoir cap off, called "burping" should get rid of most air pockets in the engine.

This is called the Temperature light or gauge

the coolant temperature sensor could be faulty.......

sitting with your car on at an idle is bad over time...the motor starts to overheat because no cold air is coming in and the engine will use all the engine coolant trying to cool itself.. turn your car off if you are stopped for a long period!!!

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probably means u need to change the coolant for the car,leaking coolant sumwhere

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