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Coolant Temperature Range

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by alaskacruiser, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

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    Can someone give me some idea of cold vs. normal vs. hot ranges
    for coolant temperature? I just installed a temp.
    gauge, but I'm not sure what is normal and when I should
    start to be concerned.
     
  2. Landpimp

    Landpimp

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    185-195 should be "normal" with a max "normal" of 205ish. Above 230 and bad things start to happen. Where you mount the sensor also makes a difference, the head is gonna read hotter(about 5-10deg) then the t-stat housing.
     
  3. Junk

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    I was running as high as 238 deg F right before I blew another engine. :whoops: Was watching it via OBDII.
     
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