what is normal coolant tempeture.while driving?

75

Asked by 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

17,435

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.
75

normal running temps 200-225 for c-4 vettes

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

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 20,711 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,499.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,150
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,360
#3 Vincent Parker
Vincent Parker
Reputation 1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 35,537 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 45,660 listings starting at $2,000
Used Porsche 911
98 Great Deals out of 4,436 listings starting at $11,900
Used Dodge Charger
249 Great Deals out of 27,484 listings starting at $1,997
Used BMW M3
62 Great Deals out of 1,935 listings starting at $4,999
Used Ford F-150
2,462 Great Deals out of 210,791 listings starting at $895
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
67 Great Deals out of 3,123 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,119 Great Deals out of 35,563 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 10,368 listings starting at $41,042
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 1,855 listings starting at $42,999
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 723 listings starting at $39,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 788 listings starting at $37,999
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 351 listings starting at $26,991