What's the normal running temp attire of cars ?

Asked by Jan 09, 2015 at 06:36 PM

Question type: General

2 Answers

About 190°F to 220°


Today's vehicles run that hot, but back in the good ole days they ran 165 to 170. Then back in the flathead days we didn't run any thermostats, just a restrictor washer to slow down the flow.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • WHAT IS NORMAL TEMP 6 answers

    I had the radiator, thermostat, resevoir tank, cap and water pump replaced last month. I drove the car yesterday and temp ran around 197 driving and 205 at a signal light or stop sign, bur when I park...

    1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe



  • Temp 4 answers

    What is a normal temp for a 2000 Buick LeSabre?

    2000 Buick LeSabre Limited



  • car shutting down when temp above normal 2 answers

    car runs fine for about 3 days then when it gets above normal temp starts to chatter loses power in engine and shuttes down and will not start until cooled down

    1997 Ford Thunderbird LX



  • Temp running to high 4 answers

    I have a 2001 Toyota Camry. My car is running a little high. he fans are not kicking on. I have changed the temp sender senor. I am wondering if it is my thermostat or my Relay Fans. The fans come o...

    2001 Toyota Camry LE



  • Temp gage running at 3 quarter 1 answer

    I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue and my car runs at the 3rd line is something wrong with it or is that normal?

    1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4 Dr GL Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair


Search General Questions

General Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 47,280
Reputation 38,920
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 16,640
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.