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So I got an aftermarket gauge installed in the Corolla last night to monitor temps. After idling a while, short drive and idle in driveway last night it sits at about 220•
For you 2T guys, is this too hot/somewhat normal/ slightly hot?
Water pump and thermostat are new (few months), radiator was checked professionally and revamped.
not sure how concerned to be

thanks!
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That’s too hot, but before you worry there’s something wrong with the car, check that gauge with another gauge in a pot of boiling water to confirm they both read the same.
 

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That’s too hot, but before you worry there’s something wrong with the car, check that gauge with another gauge in a pot of boiling water to confirm they both read the same.
Can do. It’s brand new, but I should confirm it works accurately through testing.
Also, the sensor in the thermostat housing is fairly old as well, so there may be something there too.
 
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