So sitting in traffic the engine temp climbs to 215-225… once i start moving and get some air flowing to the engine it will level out around 189 -195. The fan is working up front.. at a loss on why its over heating
That's when the temperature display starts flashing, so I see OP's concern.225 isn't overheating.
I think with the AC on in high ambient temperatures, the fans (which come on at full speed at 217F) can't keep up and you'll end up with a higher temperature.The temperature display will flash at temperatures over 226°F
to prompt closer monitoring by the driver of high temperatures.
The pressurised cooling system has a boiling point of over 248°F.
If the temperature approaches this level then the driver should
Well break out a high school physics book.So sitting in traffic the engine temp climbs to 215-225… once i start moving and get some air flowing to the engine it will level out around 189 -195. The fan is working up front.. at a loss on why its over heating
How exactly does the humidty affect the cooling?You're in FL? Hot & humid makes it worse. When's the last time you did a coolant flush?
I think he just meant Hot & humid places not that humidity makes it worse. Surly "hot" would have sufficed.How exactly does the humidty affect the cooling?
Unless it is fluctuating at cruise, then the thermostat is likely OK as it is a least somewhat open.I live in central Florida and my temp has never crossed over 200 degrees no matter how i drive or how hot it is. I would point fingers at the thermostat. Usually sits around 192/195 degrees for me even driving through town with low air flow. Although a lot of cars average running temp is 200/210ish. I would do a coolant flush and replace the thermostat.