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Old 04-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Normal running temp

Well today was the first day in jersey we hit 85 in a long time I was driving(city) and noticed my temp gauge was in the middle and a little smudge above it. We're should it be at, I got out and spun my fan clutch and it spun pretty easily thanks for the help
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It seems in the middle of the gauge somewhere should be ok.if you want an exact temperature 190-195 is what I would look for. Imo I would get an aftermarket gauge instead of trusting the dummy gauge.
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It seems in the middle of the gauge somewhere should be ok.if you want an exact temperature 190-195 is what I would look for. Imo I would get an aftermarket gauge instead of trusting the dummy gauge.
Okay bc I bin looking online trying to get an idea
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It seems in the middle of the gauge somewhere should be ok.if you want an exact temperature 190-195 is what I would look for. Imo I would get an aftermarket gauge instead of trusting the dummy gauge.
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I have read in a few places that the exact middle of the factory gauge is 200 degrees.
Being a factory gauge though it can be off by 30-50 degrees in either direction.


Check out the little digital meters at Auber Instruments if you want something different.
They can be configured to provide almost any temperature and pressure range.
I plan to use them exclusively in my car with only the Tach and Speedo being different.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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My car runs @ 200° and it runs at that very consistent...I also advise aftermarket gauges as I KNOW exactly what temp my car runs...and I think anyone into there car (cars)should know as much as they can about whats happening under the hood while they're driving..
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My car runs @ 200° and it runs at that very consistent...I also advise aftermarket gauges as I KNOW exactly what temp my car runs...and I think anyone into there car (cars)should know as much as they can about whats happening under the hood while they're driving..
You can never have to much information.
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Well I put in a new fan clutch and that did the trick you can hear the fan blow more air when press the accelerator
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Re: Normal running temp

i have a brand new ford thermostat it is 192 degrees. im running middle of the gauge.before i had a aftermarket 170 and it was quarter of the way up
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Speaking of gauges and monitoring your eng I just saw this on stacey davids gears thought it was a purddy sweet idea..



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Here's a little demonstration of it working..

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Speaking of gauges and monitoring your eng I just saw this on stacey davids gears thought it was a purddy sweet idea..



Here's a little demonstration of it working..

Great idea, good find Steve!


Sadly it is a bit pricey for no more than it is.
Hopefully prices will come down some when they start selling them.
I went to the website and got a pic and prices.
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Great idea, good find Steve!

Sadly it is a bit pricey for no more than it is.
Hopefully prices will come down some when they start selling them.
I went to the website and got a pic and prices.
Wowzers!...yeah thats a bit much:/
One day...maybe!..
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Speaking of gauges and monitoring your eng I just saw this on stacey davids gears thought it was a purddy sweet idea..



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Here's a little demonstration of it working..

wow that is awsome.

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Great idea, good find Steve!

Sadly it is a bit pricey for no more than it is.
Hopefully prices will come down some when they start selling them.
I went to the website and got a pic and prices.
you know will have one eventually!
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you know will have one eventually!
OR, like someone else I know.......I will attempt to fabricate my own.


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OR, like someone else I know.......I will attempt to fabricate my own.

P.S. I received the tail lights. Thanks again for the deal I appreciate it and I owe you one.
haha yes. hmmmm......

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haha yes. hmmmm......

no problem.
Well, you can get clear Lexan tube (less breakable if it can take the heat?) from McMaster-Carr and...........
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Well, you can get clear Lexan tube (less breakable if it can take the heat?) from McMaster-Carr and...........
Id say ya might have ta find some pyrex
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Id say ya might have ta find some pyrex
Maybe, but it is close to being workable.
Lexan Tube:
Temperature Range: -40° to 200° F
Softening Temperature: 290° to 315° F
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