Originally Posted by njsurfmaster
I've driven it for a couple of days now and with the A/C off it stays around 205 based on the gauge.
One thing that is strange (or at least different) is when I stop and turn the engine off the temperature on the gauge will rise. If I stop for 5 minutes and turn it back on, the temp on the gauge will have gone from 205 to maybe 212 or so. Seems like the coolant temp is rising from being in contact with the hot engine/head? I have never noticed this in the past. Once I run it for a few seconds, the temp goes back down.
Has anyone seen this? Is it an indication of anything?
This is normal. When you cut the car off, it still heats up but the fan isnt running and the water pump isnt circulating (heatsoak), once you start it back up the fan runs and the coolant cools back down.