Thanks as a Element kid that seems hot. But I guess I have a more powerful little guy now.Mine has also remained in that range, and after off roading and putting air back into the tires, I noticed the engine area was hotter from when I took out the air..... but no change....... so, I guessing it is what it is.........
Could you tell me what would normal range be on Scan Gauge to understand readings. For example optimal bp is <120/90. Is there an optimal range for temp on Scan Gauge?I don't have a lot of miles or hill stress on mine yet, but my experience with J35 engines and Honda temp gauges are that they are non-linear in the mid-range. To really know what temps are, you need to monitor with an OBDII gauge. My gauge hovers just below mid point, and my ScanGauge shows 182-185 under most conditions.
So I found on the internet not sure if correct but a 1991 Toyota 4 Runner normal temp is between 195 and 215.I mean <120/80 Thanks
Thanks for the info. Now I know why people invest in a scan gauge. What other vital info do like receiving from scan gauge?182-185 is the normal range. At 182 the thermostat is fully open.
I wouldn't try to compare older vehicle temps with different fuel/emission systems to current Hondas.
If you are not aware, there are 2 temp sensors. The normal one by the thermostat, (which indirectly feeds the dash gauge) and one at the bottom of the radiator.
Thanks For the information. I had no idea I could know all the vital signs of my little guy. Did the ScanGauge ever alert you to any problems in your pilot to prevent a flat line episode?On the ScanGauge, I usually watch CT1 and CT2 (also known as ECT1 & ECT2), and select other things to get a feel of what I should see when everything is running normal. I would monitor trans temp if it was available. I like to compare reading to what I get on my '06 Pilot, which is running like a top.
LTFT - long term fuel trim, GPH - gallons per hr., MAP/BST - manifold air pressure or boost (turbo engine), all are very equal.
This shot shows CT1 @ 163 because I just installed the S-VCM (subject of another thread). It would normally be 182-185. CT2 always runs about ambiet temp until the thermostat opens, and then it begins to climb.
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Interesting discussion using an SG to extract additional operating metrics. I have found that knowing the coolant temp is nice, but wouldn't be of more interest to know cylinder head temp or oil temp as a better gage of how the engine is performing?No flat lining w/Honda!
But I have witnessed a thermostat becoming erratic. Had I just had the dash gauge to rely on, I probably would have ignored it.
I got a lot of use out of the SG while I had the CR-V, documenting different problem symptoms.