1985 corvette


Asked by Aug 18, 2016 at 07:31 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed my oil temperature gauge was reaching
302 f.
Is that too hot? Is the first time I see this.
What could be the problem?
Please help

1 Answer


Yes. Should be 200-230, 240 max. If it is running hot at 70mph start by checking the airflow to the radiator. Look for leaves, grass, and road trash in front of the radiator. Possible oil or coolant leaks? You can by a separate oil cooler if you want. Also flush the radiator if it's been a while. Since it's oil maybe a restricted flow some where? Filter, pump maybe, dropped oil pickup tube, plugged oil channel? This is an LT1 motor correct? I'm not that familiar but that sounds about 70 to 80 degrees too hot, and it will get worse without repair.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,940
#2 carGrrl
Reputation 1,310
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
798 Great Deals out of 38,851 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Porsche 911"
147 Great Deals out of 4,436 listings starting at $12,995
Used Dodge Charger"
647 Great Deals out of 29,677 listings starting at $2,275
Used BMW M3"
89 Great Deals out of 1,918 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
109 Great Deals out of 3,663 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150"
3,272 Great Deals out of 216,647 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,606 Great Deals out of 39,620 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5,621 listings starting at $48,940
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 4,024 listings starting at $44,900
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 944 listings starting at $41,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $37,074
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $25,500