just a question..
my 2.5 temp goes up to 210 for a few minutes then drops down to about 190 after I drive it. it stays there after that.. is that normal to go that high before the stat opens ? Is it maybe a lazy stat ?
01-26-2013 07:08 AM
My 4 cyl has a 195* thermostat and the temperature gauge sits a touch below the 210* mark all the time after thermostat opens. I've never seen it go beyond 210*. If you're concerned, replace the thermostat. Use a Stant brand thermostat. You might want to replace the radiator cap also just for kicks. Both will only set you back a few bucks.
01-26-2013 10:37 AM
Mine usually stays at 210, a bit lower every now and then.
01-26-2013 08:03 PM
Yep, that should be normal and give you smokin hot, toasty heat !
01-26-2013 09:10 PM
210-211, jumps up a little when I rip it through some mud