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Is 199-209 Coolant Temp Normal?

My car isn't over heating or anything but those are the normal temperatures I have. Around 194-196 in 3rd...199 while cruising in 4th...200-203 in 5th...and when I'm sitting still the temp just rises...

I was thinking about getting an aftermarket oil cooler and running my coolant lines through the oil cooler to get better temperatures. Any advise would be awesome.

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Those temps are well within the Normal range of operation. 220 -225 may be a problem. At 225 I would find a place to stop and let it cool down. During the hot part of summer here 105 -115 degrees mine will run 209 -210. The rest of the time around 194 -199.

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Thanks Buzzardt, I haven't encountered those temperatures yet thank God..what would be the cause of high coolant temps such as the ones you posted?

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Follow the links and read them..but a lot of it is air in the system. I would recommend to NEVER OPEN THE COOLING SYSTEM WHEN EVEN JUST WARM, ONLY OPEN IT WHEN THE SYSTEM IS COLD. Do this and you will save yourself a lot of headaches.
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yeah reached 250 about 30 minutes ago, just ordered the check valves too. Hoping my car will run properly until they get here, my Redline is my daily...

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also going to get more coolant and do a full bleed tomorrow

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Watch the video GS stage1 did on manually bleeding the system. It's great

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so i jacked my car up on the driver side, clamped the hose from the reservoir to the head and did the "handjob" method *2 or 3 times* GS stage1 showed on his post. While i had the car jacked up i went ahead and looked into the air duct for the radiator and it was FULL with leaves. So i cleared all the leaves and discovered a damn dirt diver wasp nest on my RADIATOR!! LOL took some time but i got that mess out as well. now my temps are back to normal/better. 189-196 while driving and while sitting it climed to 207 once but mostly stayed at 205. Waiting for the valves to come in still but im not worried anymore about over heating...oh yeah took it up to a chevy dealership before that and the swore it was my thermostat needed to be replaced and quoted me 200$ glad i didnt do that!!

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189-196 while driving and while sitting it climed to 207 once but mostly stayed at 205!!
205 seems high for an average temp. I'm with the "Buzz", mine averages around 194/199.
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I have a 2007 Redline and my temps fluctuate from 199 to 210 moving, and they hit 217 at a stand still. At 217 the electric fan kicks on and it drops back to about 210 before climbing back up. This seems a little higher than most as I have read ALL the numerous posts concerning this. I have done the hand-job several times but it doesn't seem to help any? I saw where someone posted not to worry until it gets over 225? Any thoughts on this guys??
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I have done the hand-job several times but it doesn't seem to help any!
Well there's one to remember...
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The magic number is 260 F. Temps above 200 are normal. The fans on a C6 Vette (and on Punisher) dont come on till 228 F. I was concerned about the temps my car was running and was educated that 225 is just fine. Wear is decreased with temperature up to about 230.

Also, comparing your temp with another car is problematic at best. The parts in the car are probably 3-5% accurate. If you are at the upper end of that range and another car is at the lower end of the range then you could be the same temp and show a 10% difference.
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