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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

My temperature needle falls between the middle and second quarter of the gauge - is this normal? I have attached a pic for reference. Thanks!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 07:55 PM
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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

I think so, I also had the same question but I will look at my gauge tomorrow,,2013 chevy equinox 2.4.....
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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

That is where my 3.6 runs.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 11:08 PM
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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

That's about where my 3.0 runs
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 11:09 AM
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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

Yes,I just drove my car for an hour and exactly the same as in your picture. ..
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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

theres more dashes on my Equinox temp gauge... but pretty much yes. same.

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looks to be right

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Re: Is this normal temperature gauge reading?

Wish they'd put the numbers on the scale. I know it's not 'necessary' - all you need to know is what's 'normal' for your car, but it's still nice to have a good idea what the actual number is.

My '02 Impala has the numbers on its scale: (140 to 260). Mid-scale is therefore 200 degrees, and each line works out to 7.5 degrees. The needle is normally just to the left of mid-scale, or about 190-ish degrees.

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Wish they'd put the numbers on the scale. I know it's not 'necessary' - all you need to know is what's 'normal' for your car, but it's still nice to have a good idea what the actual number is.

My '02 Impala has the numbers on its scale: (140 to 260). Mid-scale is therefore 200 degrees, and each line works out to 7.5 degrees. The needle is normally just to the left of mid-scale, or about 190-ish degrees.
I believe they went away from numerical scales is to cut down on warranty issues.

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Wish they'd put the numbers on the scale. I know it's not 'necessary' - all you need to know is what's 'normal' for your car, but it's still nice to have a good idea what the actual number is.

My '02 Impala has the numbers on its scale: (140 to 260). Mid-scale is therefore 200 degrees, and each line works out to 7.5 degrees. The needle is normally just to the left of mid-scale, or about 190-ish degrees.
Most are dummy gauges anyways. So the numbers wouldn't help. For instance in my Camaro, "normal" is anywhere from 180-220 degrees. (Verified by the digital coolant temp display). I have noticed, however, that the gauge on the equinox and terrain is actually more realistic. Even though it doesn't have numbers I can see it move ever so slightly depending on load. For instance, if I decide to be racecar and slam my foot on the gas up to 60 I can see the temp gauge drop to a hair below the normal line it sits at. And then it rises back to normal after cruising for a minute. You can see with an OBD scanner that the car normally runs at about 190*. I think the thermostat is set for 185*. But when you're romping on it, it goes down to about 170 and cruising at around 60mph it'll go up to about 195-200*.


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