oldsmobile forums   oldsmobile forums


Go Back   Oldsmobile Forums > Older Requested Oldsmobile Models > Oldsmobile Cutlass > Oldsmobile Cutlass FWD

Oldsmobile Cutlass FWD Forum specifically intended for Oldsmobile Cutlass front wheel drive based discussions.

Oldsmobile Forum: 1994 Cutlass with 3.1
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 24th, 2017
bashmaki bashmaki is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
bashmaki is on a distinguished road
1994 Cutlass with 3.1

Just wondering what the optimum running temp is for this car. My son has one of these and the gauge says around 220. He claims it has always run this warm.
I just recently put a radiator in it and I was a little concerned about the operating temp. May be the thermo. is stuck, huh?

Gus
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old November 28th, 2017
Walter F Walter F is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 16
Walter F is on a distinguished road
220 is not overheating but is higher than normal operating temp. Mine runs at 205 after working the engine over.

Have you checked the fan motor in the rear (cowl side) of the radiator? This comes on at about 215 and should keep you around 205. The thermostat should have been changed with the radiator. You'll have to drain the system and remove the throttle body.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 28th, 2017
bashmaki bashmaki is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
bashmaki is on a distinguished road
Thanks Walter,
The fan operates as it should. I did not, however, change the thermostat when I changed the radiator. Us hicks don't think about those type of things. But you're right; that would have been the time to do it.
again, thanks,
Gus
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 7th, 2018
woodyBR549 woodyBR549 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central Oklahoma/Tennessee Native
Posts: 28
woodyBR549 is on a distinguished road
Actually, the cooling fans are programmed to run when the temp reaches 230 to 235. The temp gage in the dash will go almost straight up before the fans will kick in. This is normal. Apparently GM wants these engines to run a little on the warm side. I have seen way more of these with "stuck-open" thermostats(meaning no heat) than I have with "stuck-closed" thermostats. If the car has AC, the driver side fan will come on shortly after you turn the AC on.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Advertising



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
oldsmobileforums.com recognizes that "Oldsmobile", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of the General Motors Corporation. These terms are used for identification purposes only. oldsmobileforums.com is not affiliated in any way with the General Motors Corporation, Oldsmobile or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2019 oldsmobileforums.com. All rights reserved.
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Oldsmobile? Check out your options at the links below:

Miss that Olds 442? Believe it or not, Kia may have something for you. The Kia Stinger is a large sport-oriented hatchback sedan in the mold of the Audi A7. Interested in an affordable, reliable luxury SUV? Check out the Kia Telluride.