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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Is My Cobalt Running Hot??

Ive started to pay a little more attention to my cobalt since hittting 50,000 miles. Ive noticed that while driving my cobalts temp will stay around 190 degrees but while idle it may rise as high as 218 degrees. Ive checked the manual and it doesnt give a normal running temp that the car should remain around. My light hasnt come on, no steam and my coolant level is normal in amount and color. I have a feeling it may be the water pump but am just not sure. Any comments?
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Yea it is normal.
Mine goes to about 215-220 in traffic.
Plus I don't think the fans comes on till like 220.
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thats normal, the fan doesnt even turn on till 230, so if u get to around 250 or so then start asking questions lol


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Normal. Today's engines run hotter than the traditional V8s did.

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Normal. Today's engines run hotter than the traditional V8s did.
yeaaaaahhhhhppp... my 86 firbird NEVER sees 220...



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Ive started to pay a little more attention to my cobalt since hittting 50,000 miles. Ive noticed that while driving my cobalts temp will stay around 190 degrees but while idle it may rise as high as 218 degrees. Ive checked the manual and it doesnt give a normal running temp that the car should remain around. My light hasnt come on, no steam and my coolant level is normal in amount and color. I have a feeling it may be the water pump but am just not sure. Any comments?
Apparently this is normal. I have seen the temp go as high as 219 while sitting at a railroad crossing for a passing train.
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That's exactly what mine is running right now...
Perfectly normal =)
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About 200-205 here. OE thermostat in cobalt is 180 but never had any problems with overheating.
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