There is no recommended temperature. It would have high cooling fans at around 224 deg and indicate overheat. The thermostat is on the water pump cover, where the lower radiator hose meets the engine. If you are having an overheat, I would have the block tested for combustion gases in the cooling system. Being a 97, there is a high probability of internal leaks.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 AT 10:28 PM