What should my engine temperature be around? My SGIIxG says that its around 193 degrees when warm, though I've seen it go + 5 degrees or so on the highway or after long distance driving...
This is correct in theory, only. On the highway, when the engine gets thoroughly warmed up. Your cooling fans don't work at all. (they don't need too) But again, that's where the thermostat comes into play. When it gets hot, the stat opens. When it's cool enough, it closes. Doesn't matter if your going 60 or a 100. It (thermostat) will open and close as needed and in stop/go traffic, the fans will come on as needed.CrashNburn said:your engine temp should decrease on the highway. thats when you receive the most air flow over your Rad....
Tribby said:I use the digital read out on the dash and my tribute always stays between 99C and 102C.
Thats about middle of the analog guage
Actually, that isn't that bad. You have to remember that your engine cooling system is pressurized to about 15 psig or so. So you would not encounter the liquid to steam phase change until well above 100 C (or 212 F). If the engine cooling system were NOT pressurized, then having an engine temperature that high would be a bad thing.jhande08 said:Wow Tribby! That's HOT!