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Old 06 Mar 2011, 07:46 pm
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I purchased a 2008 base model/auto trans. in late oct. We had some really warm weather here in ct. While checking oil(engine off 4 5 mins) and the engine was throwing alot of heat and the dip stick was real hot. The temp. gauge always remains a hair under mid point and I noticed the coolant reserve tank always remains at mid point no matter how long i have run the car. During the winter months no excessive heat from the engine compartment and the dip stick handle and oil on the stick was just warm. The temp. gauge is a hair under mid point at full warm up but then drops for few minutes then returns to mid point again, will do this 2-3 times in a hours running time. The coolant level in the reserve tank now will raise to the hot mark after car is driven, my mpg has fallen to 11 miles to a gallon in town from 17. I forgot to mention that in oct. when the car was shut off for over and hour when walking by the car you could feel some serious heat still being thrown from under the hood. I recently brought it to a local garage and told there wasnt anything wrong with the car, normal for temp gauge to rise and fall, excessive heat because it was hot outside and poor mpg winter gas.
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 08:32 pm
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11 is LOW unless there's drastic driving conditions,
Racing around town at -20 F MIGHT do it ... MIGHT

See if it changes when it warms up, you'd only be wasting a few bucks
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