Originally Posted by JudenInduven
Maybe the car's operating temp. is a bit higher and is trying to keep it a bit hotter? My 01's operating temp is ~216, so maybe that's the case. Either way, it being a few degrees above operating temp won't do any damage. If it were 20 (or so) or more it would start to screw with some things.
As for where the relay is, I'm not sure. Is your scanner a tuner or just made to read engine codes?
Thanks, I had an overheating issue... but I think that's fixed (hopefully and $1,000 later lol). Overheated in the parade last year... temp got up to around 250. I noticed my AC wasn't on when I saw my gauge that high... I turned it on and temp went down to 200 within seconds.
Got home and couldn't figure out for the life of my what was happening. Changed the radiator, thermostat, flushed the system, that brought my temp from around the 210 range down to around 190. Then I started to leak coolant around my timing chain gasket. Since I had the timing chain cover pulled off, I replaced the water pump too. The radiator, thermostat, water pump, timing chain gasket all came to a grand...
I didn't know the fan wasn't kicking on until just recently. While testing it last year I always kept the AC on... so the fan was always on. But I just noticed that without the AC on... the fan won't kick on. I don't let it get to hot before turning the AC to kick it on... but I've let it get up to around 220... don't want it to get any warmer than that. I would imagine the fan would kick on before that.
The scanner is just meant to read codes... but it has a driving mode on it where it'll tell what the cars temperature is.