When engine is cold, remove the radiator cap and check the coolant level. If level is low, then air is present. Top up and run engine with radiator cap off and heater turned to maximum. Top up colant whenever necessary. Turn off engine after 5 minutes. Close radiator cap and run engine until operating temperature and ensure radiator fans comes on. Stop engine and allow to cool before rechecking coolant level. Top up if necessary.
If temperature is still higher than normal, ensure the cooling fans are working correctly and repair if necessary. If fansa are working correctly, have the thermostat checked/replaced if necessary.
Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 7:47 PM