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Can anyone tell me what's the normal operating temp should be at? I checked my EVIC and it reads slighty over 225 and high as 233+? This is on a 75* degree day.And no, i don't mash on the throttle nor race this car! Also, when i look at the gauge needle (when car is fully warmed up) , it actually sit's above the middle mark just a bit? :confused: Has anyone actually checked there temp reading in the EVIC mode, and/or experience the car overheating on them? :eek:
 

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Can anyone tell me what's the normal operating temp should be at? I checked my EVIC and it reads slighty over 225 and high as 233+? This is on a 75* degree day.And no, i don't mash on the throttle nor race this car! Also, when i look at the gauge needle (when car is fully warmed up) , it actually sit's above the middle mark just a bit? :confused: Has anyone actually checked there temp reading in the EVIC mode, and/or experience the car overheating on them? :eek:
During my travel around town,my temp stays about 205-210.
And when I am cruising down the Interstate,it stays around 202-204.
 

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Really? hhuum.. something must be wrong then! Time to make a trip to the dealer.
 

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Checked mine today.
While driving on the freeway with speeds between 70 and 115mph my temps stayed around 204 to 206.
When I got into city driving the temp seemed to hang around 210 to 220, and occasionally up to 225. When I stopped and shut off my engine, the temp was 228. The outside temp was around 70 degrees.
 

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Thanks Joey! Took it in today, and they did a complete flush, BUT, the temp still went that high? :confused: The car only has 525 miles on it. WTF? I asked the service man what the normal operating temp was, and he was like "It should be in the owners manual.." LOL, what an ass! So, im going to pour in some Redline waterwetter and see what that does.. I know for a fact that it will help, i used to run that stuff in my 11 sec Honda.. But well see, i keep yall posted... :)
 

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300cWannaB said:
Thanks Joey! Took it in today, and they did a complete flush, BUT, the temp still went that high? :confused: The car only has 525 miles on it. WTF? I asked the service man what the normal operating temp was, and he was like "It should be in the owners manual.." LOL, what an ass! So, im going to pour in some Redline waterwetter and see what that does.. I know for a fact that it will help, i used to run that stuff in my 11 sec Honda.. But well see, i keep yall posted... :)
There was a recall about the radiator and coulant temperature. You car might be affected by the recall. Before you spend money on a redline, check first with Chrysler Corp then your dealer to get this resolved.

Wish you luck!
LeHemi
 

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This could be due to temp at which the fan comes on. GM's are notorious for this in traffic. The workaround (other than changing the fan sensor) is to turn the Air Conditioning on. This enables the fan. Might work here in a fix... might not.

It could also be from using gasoline with a low octane rating. Lower octane burns hotter.
 

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Engine will run hotter when newer. The tighter factory tollerances mean more heat and friction. My C with 20,000 miles runs 199-204 on highway with Mobil 1. After I switched to the synthetic (at 1500 miles) the temp dropped 1-3 degrees on average. In traffic or idling for awhile my temp will get into the 220 rang,e but never in the 230's.
 
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