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Current version by: jayeff ,

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Hi @dd21 ,
 
You don’t state the model or year of the vehicle but it sounds like you have a sticking thermostat in the engine’s coolant system. (I presume that you mean the dashboard temperature gauge when you say thermostat).
 
The enginedashboard temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. As your thermostat may be sticking closed, your temperature gauge continues to rise.
The enginedashboard temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. As your thermostat may be sticking closed, your temperature gauge continues to rise.
 
When the thermostat finally opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that the temperature gauge will now fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater radiator in the cabin of the vehicle, (if it is switched to heat) that is why there is now hot air.
 
With a good thermostat usually you will not see the gauge fall back as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature (for the vehicle) and the gauge will have reached the normal operating level and stayed there when it opened (with normal conditions etc)
 
Check online (YouTube is a good place to look), for how to replace the coolant thermostat in your year and model Oldsmobile.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

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Hi @dd21 ,
 
You don’t state the model or year of the vehicle but it sounds like you have a sticking thermostat in the engine’s coolant system. (I presume that you mean the dashboard temperature gauge when you say thermostat).
 
The engine temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. As your thermostat may be sticking closed, your temperature gauge continues to rise.
 
When the thermostat finally opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that the temperature gauge will now fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater radiator in the cabin of the vehicle, (if it is switched to heat) that is why there is now hot air.
When the thermostat finally opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that the temperature gauge will now fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater radiator in the cabin of the vehicle, (if it is switched to heat) that is why there is now hot air.
 
With a good thermostat usually you will not notice thesee the gauge fall back as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature (for the vehicle) and the gauge will reach ahave reached the normal operating level and staystayed there when it opened (with normal conditions etc)
With a good thermostat usually you will not notice thesee the gauge fall back as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature (for the vehicle) and the gauge will reach ahave reached the normal operating level and staystayed there when it opened (with normal conditions etc)
 
Check online (YouTube is a good place to look), for how to replace the coolant thermostat in your year and model Oldsmobile.

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Edit by: jayeff ,

Text:

Hi @dd21 ,
 
You don’t state the model or year of the vehicle but it sounds like you have a sticking thermostat in the engine’s coolant system. (I presume that you mean the dashboard temperature gauge when you say thermostat).
 
The engine temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. When theAs your thermostat opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that themay be sticking closed, your temperature gauge will now fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater in the cabin of the vehicle that is why there is now hot aircontinues to rise.
The engine temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. When theAs your thermostat opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that themay be sticking closed, your temperature gauge will now fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater in the cabin of the vehicle that is why there is now hot aircontinues to rise.
 
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With a goodWhen the thermostat usually youfinally opens the coolant will not noticeflow through the gauge fall asengine, radiator etc cooling the thermostat will open correctly atengine so that the normal operating temperature and the gauge will reach a level and staynow fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater radiator in the cabin of the vehicle, that is why there (with normal conditions etc)is now hot air.
 
CheckWith a good thermostat usually you will not notice the gauge fall as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature (for the vehicle) and the gauge will reach a level and stay there (with normal conditions etc)

Check
online (YouTube is a good place to look), for how to replace the coolant thermostat in your year and model Oldsmobile.
CheckWith a good thermostat usually you will not notice the gauge fall as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature (for the vehicle) and the gauge will reach a level and stay there (with normal conditions etc)

Check
online (YouTube is a good place to look), for how to replace the coolant thermostat in your year and model Oldsmobile.

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Original post by: jayeff ,

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Hi @dd21 ,

You don’t state the model or year of the vehicle but it sounds like you have a sticking thermostat in the engine’s coolant system. (I presume that you mean the dashboard temperature gauge when you say thermostat).

The engine temperature gauge will rise as the engine warms but there is no coolant flowing through the engine (or the heater) until the thermostat opens at a pre defined set temp. When the thermostat opens the coolant will flow through the engine, radiator etc cooling the engine so that the temperature gauge will now  fall. Warmer (hot) coolant will now also flow through the heater in the cabin of the vehicle that is why there is now hot air.

With a good thermostat usually you will not notice the gauge fall as the thermostat will open correctly at the normal operating temperature and the gauge will reach a level and stay there (with normal conditions etc)

Check online (YouTube is a good place to look), for how to replace the coolant thermostat in your year model Oldsmobile.

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