WHAT IS NORMAL TEMP

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Asked by Sep 08, 2011 at 03:19 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: General

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 parked in y driveway and idled a couple of minutes it went to 227 and then started dropping. I shtis normal.

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Yea thats normal. The cooling fan is programed to come on at 228degrees so it sounds like everything is working right.

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Thank you for your reply its much appreciated.

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Yes this is normal, Your LS engine is a very tight tolerance engine. It requires synthetic oil(5W-30) so that it will return to the pan fast enough to keep the pick-up sump from going dry.The engine makes more power and gets better mileage at 198-220 deg. This is fine, it is meant to run at this temp. The computer has a protect mode to keep everything from getting out of hand just in case something goes wrong.Your owners manual will even tell you that if you race,........add an extra quart of oil.Then when your done, remove the extra quart . Trust me , Everything is fine with your car. Enjoy. Dobermann

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I know these comments are 3yrs old but I don't care what the manual says. My 96 ran these temps and I wasn't comfortable at all. Anyone who knows anything about cars or metals knows that 230deg is to hot. Yes the fans don't turn on til 227deg but these Cars have alum heads and alum warps at 245deg. My advice is check the coolant sensor probe, install a 190deg thermostat and find a place that will go in and reprogram your fans to start at 200deg. Car should never get over 215.

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Sorry I meant 180deg thermostat.

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