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Temp readings...

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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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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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