# Short-Questions

Fast solutions for complex problems

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## How hot is your coolant temp supposed to be?

Normal Temperature engine temperature gauge Most experts agree that your engine should run between 195 degrees and 220 degrees.

## Where should my temperature gauge be?

When the engine is functioning, and the coolant is doing its job, the temperature gauge needle should be somewhere in the middle between the hot and cold indicators. “Normal” temperature reading can vary from vehicle to vehicle so don’t be alarmed where yours settles.

Is 210 a good coolant temp?

A normal temp will be around 85-90°C (around 185-195°F) and approaching around 100°C (around 210°F) only when really hot, when the radiator fan(s) should be on.

What is considered overheating temp?

The engine is overheated when it reaches a temperature of 231 degrees. Damage may occur if the temperature is above 245 degrees Fahrenheit.

### Is 230 degrees to hot for an engine?

You engine should run around 210-230 degrees. It’s normal for the temp gauge to go over the half way mark, especially when sitting in traffic.

### What temp is too high for coolant?

The engine coolant is overheating if it’s around 240 to 250 degrees. This is a critical light! It means your engine is beginning to overheat.

Why is my car overheating but it has coolant in it?

In general, it’s because something’s wrong within the cooling system and heat isn’t able to escape the engine compartment. The source of the issue could include a cooling system leak, faulty radiator fan, broken water pump, or clogged coolant hose.

What does it mean when your temperature gauge stays on cold?

On most vehicles, the temperature gauge reads cold until the engine has run for a few minutes. If the temperature gauge still reads cold after the engine has warmed up, the gauge may simply be broken. With the thermostat stuck open, the engine can be overcooled, causing a low temperature reading.

## What temp should a 454 run?

Mine (SOB) runs 190 to 200 in heavy stop and go traffic up to 215 the 454 tends to run hot. The engine temps in my 345. Tended to run around 205. 210+ when working hard.

## Is 250 degrees to hot for an engine?

The engine coolant is overheating if it’s around 240 to 250 degrees. It means your engine is beginning to overheat.

How do you fix coolant over temperature?

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

1. Kill the A/C and crank the heat. Immediately turn off the air conditioner to reduce stress on the engine.
2. Find a safe place to pull over. Pull over and shut off the car.
3. Check and add coolant (if you have it).
4. Restart the engine.

What are signs of a bad thermostat?

Symptoms of a Failing Car Thermostat

• The temperature gauge reads high and the engine overheats.
• The temperature changes erratically.
• The vehicle’s coolant leaks around the thermostat or under the vehicle.