New thermostat on 1994 Toyota Tercel runs quite a bit warmer than old one. Is this ok,?
I just had a new thermostat put in my 1994 Toyota Tercel. Old one
kept indicator needle always near C for 23 years. New thermostat has
heat indicator needle almost 1/2 way to hot. Is this normal? And will
my engine running this hot hurt anything?
Did the "old" one produce proper heat in the winter? and is the new one the same temp range 180- degree, as the one that was replaced? Engines need heat to prevent wear is the gauge reading in the SAFE zone?
The old one ran perfectly for 23 years. I got an answer today from the shop when I went in to get the engine temp tested. The mechanic said he researched it on the net. For about 3-4 years, 1993-96? Toyota Tercels all ran cool. Their temperature gauges all said 1/4 rather than the standard 1/2 btwn C and H. Then a new model thermostat replaced the old one and after that the gauge always shows at 1/2. He said my car is an anomaly in this. They tested the engine after a lot of driving and it showed 210° cooling to 175° after the coolent kicked in. I drove it a lot today and the needle went to 1/2 and stayed the entire time. I am hoping it is fine. Thank you for your interest. I don't know where on the net this info is, but it sounds legit. Thoughts?? FYI my Tercel is a 1994.
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