MY ENGINE TEMPERATURE GAUGE IS AROUND 100 DEG ...

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

sentraman

May, 3, 2006 AT 3:28 PM

Hi

My engine temperature gauge is around 100 deg when i'm stuck in the traffic for a long time but when i'm on open road it's just below 90. I'm thinking my thermostat opens at 98 deg, so I want to put one that has lower temperature rating. If I do this will it affect the performance of the car or in other words is this a safe to do. Also I checked the level of my antifreeze it seems to be fine. Thanks for the help in advance.

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Tiny

losone

May, 3, 2006 AT 3:37 PM

Your engine is designed to run about 100C or 212 F. Do not change the T-stat your engine performance and emissions will drop. A T-stat controls the minimum operating temperature of an engine.

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