Questions tagged [temperature]

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Standardised engine oil temperature range?

Does anyone know what the (more or less) acceptable standardised range is, for the oil temperature of a car engine? I understand that 40-120 degrees C, seems to be the acceptable range for the engine ...
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Engine temperature gauge stays on cold

I have a 2011 Hyundai equus and all of a sudden my temperature gauge stays on cold I checked my coolant level and it was low in which I added the correct amount and drove for awhile but temp gauge is ...
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Honda Accord 2008 Overheating at cold start

I've been having quite a problem with my car. At cold start the temperature goes straight to hot, A/C stops working, car smokes black and this happens at any giving time. I changed the temperature ...
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Does drilling a hole in thermostat affect engine temperature during cruising speed? (Please read my explanations before answering)

I want to drill a tiny hole in my thermostat to help get rid of the air which is trapped behind the thermostat after replacing my coolant. Unfortunately, my car has only one bleeding screw which is ...
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No heat extreme cold (Mini Cooper r60)

I bought a used Mini cooper countryman 3 years ago. Since I've owned it when the weather hits around -5 degrees F and I cold start the car, the heater won't work properly. The dash says it's slowly ...
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Isuzu rodeo 3.2 V6 engine runing too cold?

I own Isuzu Rodeo 2004 3.2 V6. I connected an OBD device and I noticed that the engine temp is around 72~C, the gauge on the dashboard looks fine (seats on the center where is suppose to be). I ...
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2008 toyota corolla overheating and heater not working

My corolla temp will gradually go up while driving and then come back down on its own while driving. The heater is not working. Blowing cold air. We have replaced the water pump, thermostat, and ...
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Temperature gauge on Saturn SC2 sometimes work

On my 2002 Saturn SC2, my temperature gauge will sometimes work and sometimes not. By not working, I mean it will stay on the cold reading. If I started my drive without it working it will continue ...
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Wheel covers for '95 Honda Civic EG with drum brakes

I have a 1995 Honda Civic hatchback with drum brakes. I am thinking of adding wheel covers (also called moon disks). Would this affect the drum brakes the same way it can sometimes affect disk ...
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Low engine temp

2001 chevy s10 2.2 will not reach normal operating temp. First noticed when defroster was blowing cold. Replaced thermostat with Stant superstat with no change whatsoever. Coolant level is normal. Out ...
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AC compressor noise only when car is hot

I recently noticed that my car is making a consistent noise when AC is engaged. Furthermore I found that this noise occurs only when car is hot. Belt doesn't seem to be slipping. Car is 16 Subaru WRX....
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Lower Temp Thermostat for Forced Induction?

Is there a case to be made for a low temp. thermostat for a factory N/A engine that has been supercharged? I am considering a future project where I'd supercharge a 2L engine, running a modest 7-8 psi ...
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Low engine temp & slow oil life monitor - Thermostat?

2005 Acura RL I noticed my oil life monitor was going incredibly slow, then also noticed the engine temp gauge seemed lower than it normally is. I monitored the ODB-II when driving and it's running ...
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High coolant pressure on 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 hot day

I live in Las Vegas, the other day on the way home from work it was about 100 degrees out. I got on the freeway and there was a big traffic jam. I spent between 20-30 minutes mostly idling and just ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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2011 1.2 Fiesta a/c not cool & temperature light

I was driving my car and the a/c started to blow uncool air and light came up for the temperature which only stayed on for a short time. This happened after going through a drive through with having ...
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Chevy Malibu 2009 coolant sensor

I have a problem with my malibu, I got a code on the obdii reader as though the coolant temperature reading is not correct, so in the car lcd on the instrument cluster I can see Coolant temperature : -...
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2009 Toyota Corolla difficulty starting after sitting over 30 minutes engine warm

Starter motor runs for 3 seconds or more after 2009 toyota corolla has been sitting 30 minutes or more and engine is still warm. If engine is cold it starts fine. If engine is warm but only sitting ...
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Why does my engine temperature go all the way up before coming back to the center when I start my car?

When I first start my car the last few days (A 2008 Toyota Camry that I've had since it was new in 2007, 13 years) the temperature needle ends up slowly climbing past the halfway point all the way to ...
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2007 Equinox overheating at idle

Flushed coolant system, replaced radiator cap. A Tried Reprogrammed emc , light "turn off engine overheating" , when idiling. Fans keep running after car is off,AC on, no problems when ac ...
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2004 Suzuki Aerio running hot

I just put in a new radiator, new cap, new hoses. My hoses are swelling. And when then cap is off the radiator if foams. The car is not overheating. Also the overfill hose is pushing out air. But ...
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If the check engine light is off does than mean your car is fine?

I been get heavy into the scanning tools lately on my Ford van (98 e150 5.4). Anyhow... I'm layin into it deep like all these readins of temperatures and such. For example, I see "head cylinder ...
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How long should I wait for engine to cool down before I can check coolant?

I know engine temperature should go down to "C" mark before opening radiator cap. However I'm finding that the temp just stays on normal for a long time. I think I've read people say you need to give ...
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Car idles low when cold but increases when it warms up

Toyota Camry car 2001; Idle at start up is low when engine is very cold and gradually becomes "Normal" as engine gets hotter? I thought it was suppose to have higher RPM's when engine is cold and ...
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Engine oil temperature

I have a 2017 Dodge Journey ( fiat ) 2.4L I bought this a few months back and I noticed during the winter months there was some yellow residue that would accumulate on the oil fill cap, ...
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Normal Operating Temp for an Automatic Transmission

While I was able to find information on testing the ATF temperature sensor in the GF4A-EL manual I've got: I was unable to find any info on the normal operating temperature of the transmission. I'm ...
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Proper operating temp for a 1983 Mercedes 380SL?

My 1983 Mercedes 380SL seems to be running hotter than I like. It settles down at right at 100 C by the instrument panel temp gauge after running at highway speed for 10 minutes or so. When I first ...
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Does the electrode of a spark plug break when the engine runs too hot?

I have an Audi A5 1.8 TFSI Sportback from 2011, bought it recently (4 months ago), which ran fine until two weeks ago. The engine went through diagnosis and the operator showed a broken spark plug to ...
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temperature gauge too low while the AC is on

I changed my radiator to double cell, after the single cell got leaking. I now noticed that the temperature gauge never goes up to normal gauge whenever I turn on the AC, and the Fan never idles. ...
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Can improper coolant concentration increase coolant temperature?

Car: Audi S5 4.2L Lately I've noticed my radiator fans (both of them) running like a jet engine quite frequently (but not always, the speed varies). My coolant temp. reads around 110C via OBDII after ...
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How exactly does running fuel-lean increase the temperature of ignition?

I learned in this question that running an engine fuel-lean will increase the temperature of ignition, among other things such as causing problems with the catalytic converter. I have no idea how or ...
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The purpose of covering the grill during cold weather

In some countries it is quite popular to cover up the front grill in winter (especially on diesel engined cars). As I understand the intention is to inhibit airflow to the radiator, but why would you ...
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Should I be pumping air to a higher pressure when the weather is hot?

There have been a couple of questions about tyre air pressures at low temperatures: 1, 2. But what about at high temperatures? Currently in Australia daily highs of 35C are common, spiking up to 38 ...
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Car temperature drops to a little less than 1/4 at highway speeds. Any reason to be concerned?

Car is a Mk1 Golf. Driving around town the temperature behaves normally - it sits at the middle of the gauge, sometimes goes a little higher if I'm sitting in traffic but not much. However, on the ...
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Any suggestions for a vehicle [Nissan Frontier] outside temperature guage - dashboard mounted

Hubby's truck doesn't have an outside temp gauge. He needs it for winter as he plows. What suggestions do you have please [birthday present] thank you!
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Will my car be affected by the cold winter temperature? [closed]

As winter comes the temperature will get colder and colder. Will this affect my car? I want to be prepared for any problems that will cause any start up problems or driving problems. Thank you.
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Engine running cold. Warms up at stop lights, drops wile driving

I have a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT that has been running cold even after letting it warm up for at least 10 minutes. This morning is was 45 degrees outside, I let the car warm up and the temperature ...
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Chevy Equinox Cabin (Interior) Temperature Sensor

Does anyone know the location of the Cabin (Interior, NOT ambient) Temperature sensor? This is for a 2012 Chevy Equinox 2.4L LT2. TIA Scott
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What are the consequences of driving my car with low coolant for five minutes without reaching the limit on the temperature gauge?

Background information: I was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 L. Before I noticed the gauge, I first noticed the A/C on cold stopped working. Then the temperature gauge needle hovered a little over ...
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Car shuts off right after cooling fan turns on

After several months of looking for issues in my car, I have finally fixed most of them, except for the "catalytic converter" light and the sudden shut off of the motor. Today I turned on the car ...
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2007 bmw 318i on red temp gauge within 5 minutes of starting

On start up is fine but within 5 minutes on red temp gauge, have checked oil water coolant doesn’t appear to have any leaks
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Possible overheat

I have a 2011 Nissan X-Trail, 2.0 Turbo Diesel. Couple of days ago, we had a heat wave 39C / 102F. Normally the temp gauge gets close to the vertical axis of the cluster, so not really in vertical ...
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Problem with Temperature rising after 30 minutes of driving?

I have a Mitsubishi Galant 2003, 2.4L engine with 234k miles on it. When I drive it the temperature gauge gets up to exactly midway, until exactly 30 minutes. Then it goes up to about 2/3 or 3/4 of ...
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Car engine temperature maxes out, then lowers and stays stable

So recently my AC started being inconsistent and I figured I needed to put some refrigerant in, but yesterday I noticed that my engine also gets extremely hot at the same time as the AC. Basically ...
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2014 Ford Escape - High engine temperature on start

It was a hot day today - around 90f, and the car was parked outside. As we were getting ready to leave, I did the remote start. We get in the car about 5 minutes later. Right As I’m about to start the ...
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Is this MX-5 running too cold, and could that explain poor emissions?

Last year my MX-5 NC struggled to pass its emissions test. 5 years ago I replaced the front cat exhaust manifold with a 4-1 non-cat manifold, moving the oxygen sensors around the remaining mid pipe ...
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Dangers of subjecting engine to over temp

It was explained to me long ago that if an engine gets too hot, it's at risk of seizing. The reason, as I understood it, was as follows 1) There's a certain gap between the piston and bore. As both ...
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Temperature gauge not working

Had my thermostat on my 05 Altima which requires 2 different thermostats replaced. Every since after the temperature gauge hasn't been working.
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What might have caused my 2005 Chevy Optra to stop running in the middle of the highway?

I was driving today and suddenly several of the dash lights (the door open, seatbelt, oil and battery lights) came on together. The brakes became much stiffer, like the car was not running, and there ...
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Is it normal for the wheels to be over 100C hot after a few kilometers of driving?

I drove my car from my parking to a spot where I can wash my car 3.5 km away. I thought it might be a good idea to clean the rims, so I splashed water towards the front wheel. To my surprise, steam ...