what is normal engine temp onn 94 degree day on 04 chhevy van with 6.0 motor

aussiearby
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Asked by aussiearby Jun 03, 2012 at 04:26 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Express G3500 Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

engine runs 210 on hot day on highhway

4 Answers

Tom Demyan
114,065

Completely normal. Most engines temps are in the 195-205 degrees and the cooling fans kick on around 210 degrees.

Matt Hill
1,095

You should see 190 in the winter because the thermostat doesnt open up until right around there. Also your low speed fan should cut on around 225 degrees and your high speed fan should cut on at around 235.

TonytheWoodsman
1,255

I'd like to add a suggestion. Use Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil, to handle the higher engine temperature.

Matt Hill
1,095

If Im not mistaken thats the recommended oil for that engine.

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