How hot is too hot?

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  1. Fets

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    On days like 60 degrees and over my car runs around 200-220 degrees!?! Is this normal???? Whats normal
     
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    It is if you're running a stock T-stat and a original radiator.....though it's a tad high. A new OE replacement rad with a 180 stat would drop temps quite drastically.
     
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    I got the 180 because mine went up to 210 before... at the moment it snows, and it takes looong until the car has reached it's operating temp.
     
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    i just bought me a 180 thermostat...now i need a water temp gauge.
     
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    normal- 193 deg.
     
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    Do you have an aftermaket gauge(electric or mech). But your temp is normal until you change the fan settings. but temps should lower at cruizing speeds.
     
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    too hot is when u gotta drop it like its hot 8)
     
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    Silversols avatar is hot, but not too hot.
     
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    I like sonicstangs avatar better, WHITE GIRLS :-* especially blondes :behind:
     
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    what more could you ask for
     
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    2 white girls ? :naughty:
     
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    twinscrew :) :eek: :banana: :rockyou:
     
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  16. Dalamar

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    the best solution is a better/bigger.

    My car ran hot too.
    the stock radiator is so thin, it's crazy.
     
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    stock t-stats are best. there have been no known gains from a lower degree t-stat.
     
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    like a hot potato :dunno: