no, i haven't. just judged by feel, did not have a thermometer at he time of diagnosis.
Chilton manual offers test methods that rely on feeling the temps of the top and bottom hoses.
Chiltons is a horrible guide in most cases, I need you to actually take a temperature reading when this is happening, just be careful not to burn yourself when removing the radiaotor cap.
Okay, i will. Is there some kind of failsafe in the car that if it becomes too hot it will
shut down? What is the normal operating temperature range if the cooling system is working well?
Alright, thanks. I appreciate your input but, how can I be sure that the temp.gauge and the operating temp. is safe if it registers in the red almost as immediately as when the car is started?