OK, so I replaced the thermostat (it was the easiest thermostat I have ever replaced), and flushed the cooling system again (I did that last November also) and the engine still runs hotter than I think it did before and hotter than I think is should. By the way, the thermostat is connected to the lower radiator hose, not the upper one. I checked the fan fuses and they are OK and the fans come on at 225 degrees. At highway speeds the temp stays down around 208 but as soon as I start driving city streets the temp goes up to 230 sometimes. Is this normal? I thought it ran closer to 205 before, but I could be mistaken. The memory is the second thing to go when we get to be my age.[/Quote:d284b29b59]
Did you open the air bleed screw on top of the thermostat housing (waterneck)?
Check the front of the radiator and condenser for blockage. These cars are like Hoover vacuum cleaners going down the road, I know, I've had a "94 Vette and have a '96 Vette now.
My 2 cents,
Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 5:47 PM