Normal Coolant Operation?
So without starting a new thread that has probably been asked a hundred times: This is the only thread I can find that might be along the same lines.
I have 2006 2.2 and today it's fairly hot outside @94° F. I am just driving around town with my A/C on and started watching the temp readout. It was hovering around 189-199 while driving. Got home, checked both hoses and they were hot but no fan running. So let it idle- went to 216° still no fan. Shut it down. And this is all hilly city driving.
So I guess what I'm asking, is this normal? What is the average operating temperature, when does the fan kick on, and at what temp. does the over-heat light come on?
Couldn't find a definitive answer anywhere. I know these newer cars run hotter but... 216° seems too hot?
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS, (2.2L), 5 speed
1971 Chevy C20 Longhorn (6.6L, 402c.i.BBC)
1973 Chevy K20, 4x4, std. cab, longbed (350c.i.);
1979 Chevy Corvette (350c.i.);
2001 Chevy Xtreme S-10, ex-cab, 5spd. (4.3L);
2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 4x4, ex-cab, (6.0L);
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500, ex-cab, 4-6drop (4.8L);
2003 Chevy Silverado 1500, 4x4, std. cab, 5spd (4.8L);
2004 Chevy Colorado Z71, 4x4, crew cab, (3.5L);
2006 HUMMER H3, 4x4, 5spd., (3.5L).
Last edited by Coby7; 06-22-2013 at 06:09 PM.