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by Ken

What is the "normal" operating temp for an 1988 vette? I am running about 226 to 246 on the highway with the air on. At night, about 205 max. I know it will run a little hotter during the day but that just seems high. I just had to replace the radiator,thermostat and water pump so may by Im just paranoid. I have checked the radiator housing and the cap. Everything has been cleaned out. Any advice?

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Jun 27, 2016
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235-240 NEW
by: Anonymous

That is pretty hot, but as long as coolant isn't boiling out, it should be fine. Any higher than 240 I would start to worry.

Jun 11, 2014
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by: Tommy

I just got an 88 C-4 Corvette and took it out on the freeway and then got into stop and go traffic. Water temp was running 233-235 range and oil temp was at 240. Is this still safe to run an engine at those temps? This is my first Vette and I am used to the old car where anything over 210 was alarming.

Aug 14, 2011
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by: Ken

Thanks ! Makes me feel a little easier!

Aug 14, 2011
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by: Al (smithtown LI)

I have a 77,with a 90 chevy 357 motor,it also runs hot at 240,everyone tells me its normal.I get nervous myself driving.

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