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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Temperature Gauge question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Guys, where does your temperature gauge set at after your car is warmed up? My old impala set exactly in ...
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    phigment is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Temperature Gauge question

    Guys, where does your temperature gauge set at after your car is warmed up? My old impala set exactly in the middle of the gauge. The first time I test drove my DTS I thought maybe it was starting to over heat because the needle settles above the half way mark. Lately it seems to inch a little higher than usual and then come back down. Just wanting to make sure what is normal. Many thanks.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Mine will occasionally go to about a needle and a half above the halfway mark, in really hot weather or if I have been driving VERY aggressively in the mountains at relatively low speed and shifting back and forth from 1st to 2nd and then back to 1st repeatedly.

    Other than that, it stays right in the center mark with the top of the needle about 1/3 it's width above the center mark.

    Remember, if you are "NOT" using the AC, the fans do not come on till it reaches 226F.
    If you ARE using the AC, the fans are on when you are below about 35 MPH.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    My temperature indicator behaves precisely as Jim has described.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    My temperature indicator behaves precisely as Jim has described also.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Mine behaves. Probably not as exact as others Cadillacs but not in any way to warrant any concern.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Quote Originally Posted by Superjim View Post
    Remember, if you are "NOT" using the AC, the fans do not come on till it reaches 226F.
    If you ARE using the AC, the fans are on when you are below about 35 MPH.
    This happens every fall... people who have been using the a/c full time suddenly stop using the a/c and the temp needle starts to move a bit on them ... and they freak out
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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    This happens every fall... people who have been using the a/c full time suddenly stop using the a/c and the temp needle starts to move a bit on them ... and they freak out
    Can you imagine if we actually had analog gauges for temp and oil pressure how many concerns that would raise?

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo George Jr View Post
    My temperature indicator behaves precisely as Jim has described also.
    Same here

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    This happens every fall... people who have been using the a/c full time suddenly stop using the a/c and the temp needle starts to move a bit on them ... and they freak out
    Mine stays the same year round, a/c or not.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    Sits right at or a needlepoint above middle with the ac on.
    ac off, hovers needlepoint above and slowly works its way up to one line above middle, but never higher than that. if i'm crusing, it stays in the middle. traffic light or drive through, it'll come to the first line above center, fans come on, and it comes back to center. knowing how sensitive these engines are to overheating i find myself looking at it more than i want to. however, it's been that way since i've had it. even had the dexcool flushed and refilled by the dealership (i know... i know...) just so i KNEW it didn't have sludge in it. i plan on draining and refilling the dexcool every year like every other caddy i have, so it has no chance of building up and stays fresh.

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    Re: Temperature Gauge question

    I smell somthing wrong

    sirchico, This is a two year dead thread. Please do not mindlessly test your new membership. Thanks, CF Staff.

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