how far do you usually drive?greenfieldracin said:What engine temp do you guys usually run at. Mine doesnt go muh over 150 degrees. Is that ok or should it be higher, i heard that if your engine temp is to low, it could hurt your engine and gas mileage. Any ideas would be great. Thanks
YEah, I was wondering the same thing.greenfieldracin said:Normal city driving and on the weekends i usually let it eat if i can, but i normally take it easy (to save on gas)
I always wondered how that worked!PancakeOfDoom said:to tell your engine temp you need to put your car in diagnostic mode. put the key in the ignition, hold down the odometer reset button, turn the key to the accessory on position, and when the odometer digital readout say's "test", let go of the button. from there if you tap the reset button it'll switch between your speed, tach, oil, fuel, temp, etc.
Are you sure the calibration is correct?greenfieldracin said:I have an autometer gauge hooked up on my a-piller and the temp never gets much higher than 150. I drive 2 1/2 hours at 80mph every weekend so i think it would get hotter then 150
ahhhhh-hah!!!greenfieldracin said:ya, it should be because even the gauge on the dash reads on the lower side of normal. No, i got it used
Well, seeing as how it's used, someone may have put a 160* thermostat in the car, or it may just be stuck.greenfieldracin said:I can't, I dont have a digital read-out for my odometer.
On an 87, 160 is fine. It's computer and internals on modern cars that harm it running that cool.,MUSTANG Sal 87 said:i have an 87 stang and it was a 4banger swap to 5.0 and she always stays cool the thermostat stays around 160 and thats when i take long and short rides should that be normal??iam not running rich or anything k thanks