what is normal coolant tempeture.while driving?

iron_horse
65

Asked by iron_horse Feb 18, 2007 at 12:42 PM about the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 1986 covette has always ran hot,i need to know ,what can i do to solve this problem,do 1986 vettes always run so hot  because of poor design?im sure i need a 160 degree thermostat but will this cure the problem?thnks for your time,
larry
lcoldiron123@yahoo.com

3 Answers

carGrrl
13,785

Hello, I believe the 1986 Corvettes did tend to run a bit hotter than average. Here is some information on them: http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40453 Best of luck! CarGrrl

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
iron_horse
65

normal running temps 200-225 for c-4 vettes

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Anonymous
0

I just got mine and it does run hot but the cooling fan doesn't kick on till 238 degrees or the a/c is on per spec. I got a manual for mine for less than $20 and it explains the sequence of operation of the relay, fan etc very well. I upgraded my cooling fan relay located just above the battery and I suggest that would be the first thing to check

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corvette
Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?
CarGurus has 12,511 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $2,500.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 califcarson
califcarson
Reputation 1,110
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,070
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
476 Great Deals out of 30,561 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Mustang"
771 Great Deals out of 31,720 listings starting at $1,800
Used Porsche 911"
126 Great Deals out of 4,188 listings starting at $11,950
Used Dodge Charger"
440 Great Deals out of 30,250 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW M3"
41 Great Deals out of 1,097 listings starting at $4,199
Used Jeep Wrangler"
396 Great Deals out of 42,770 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,012 Great Deals out of 38,034 listings starting at $1,924
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
109 Great Deals out of 2,984 listings starting at $4,595

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $54,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 930 listings starting at $48,900
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 434 listings starting at $29,944
2012 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 331 listings starting at $28,985