Takes forever for that temperature gauge to reach normal, only about a 1/4 the way when driving around town for even seven miles. Maybe have to go back to the old days and put a piece of cardboard in front of the condenser. Then concerned if this thing is ever getting out of open loop mode. That occurs until the engine gets hot enough for close loop mode where the O2 sensor can take over.
Have to make a 80 mile trip tomorrow, have 413 miles on this thing already and will be watching that temperature gauge. Could have a bad thermostat, making these things in India or China now. 2.2L Cavalier would hit normal even in cold weather after two miles of driving.
Anyone experience this?