HEATING TEMPERATURE

  • Tiny
  • HAYSIM
  • 1995 HOLDEN ASTRA
  • 86,475 MILES

What temperature should the inside dash gauge get to before the cooling fan comes on when car is idling.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 12:47 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Rivermikerat
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Around 195F or so. 91 C

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 1:40 AM
  • Tiny
  • HAYSIM
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The temperature on this car is getting close to 100 C before the cooling fan comes, what do I need to do to get the cooling fan to come on earlier?

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 5:05 AM
  • Tiny
  • Rivermikerat
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If nothing has been done to it, I wouldn't worry to much about it. That corresponds to a fairly normal operating temperature, 212 F. Typically, an engine thermostat opens around 195 F/91C. The fan will normally come one within 10-15 F of thermostat opening.

Your vehicle isn't one that's available in the US, so I can't look up exact numbers for it. What I can do is ask my Aussie buddy to peek in and give you his opinion on this.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 5:41 AM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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You can try using a 185deg Stat if you wish and see what happens-Has the coolant temperature sensor been checked cold and hot?

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 6:42 AM

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