Acceptable Running temp

Asked by Jun 06, 2017 at 07:45 PM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2002 for Taurus ses3 flex fuel. It had a after
market Temperature gauge installed . With the air
conditioner on I have change the thermostat to I 195
operating from the 190 .My question is this is this
acceptable normal behavior or should I be worried I'm not
losing any water or coolant that I have to replace .Looking
for any advice besides flushing the Radiator .Ccording to
the autozone it has aluminum heads Freaks me out .

6 Answers


If you have a 195 degree thermostat and your aftermarket gauge shows 190 you are fine. If it gets up over 205 then you should be concerned.

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What would you suggest I do


Is it running over 205 on the gauge?

Yes during the day

As high as 225

It has to be the water pump right

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