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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: what is the normal operating temperature on my 2012 grand caravan?

 

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dang3, Medicine Bow, WY, July 31, 2012, 17:57
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210 degrees seems high since 300 is as high as it goes..

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto August 01, 2012, 06:21
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    Most cars cooling systems are running in that range at 200- 210 nowdays. The engines are designed to run higher temps for fuel emmisions and fuel mileage concerns. Check with your Dodge dealer to be sure.

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    ziptie12 August 01, 2012, 15:50
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    Remember your running coolant through a pressurized system. water boils @ 212F.(yes , I know you know that , just using it as a reference) Coolant does not. Pressurizing the system also raises the boiling point.Unless you're running your A/C , your rad. cooling fans won't normally come on 'til 215F , but when they come on , if all is functioning properly , coolant goes in the rad. at 215 and a few seconds later it's coming out at 175-180F. Is the 210F you mentioned using an infra-red thermometer or the guage on the dash? The dash guage can vary somewhat in its accuracy.

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