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Old 09-22-2007, 03:31 PM
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Question 165 ?

I believe it would be a 165 not to sure I never checked it before I put it back in the car after the rebuild.

But I thank it opened about there I was not watching when the temp jumped from about 145 to 174 (was 145 turned away to check the exhaust temp came back and it was 174.

When I check it out on a drive next week (I'm trying to barrow a Graph Thermocouple from work need special permission due to the cost of the equipment. ) hooked up to the 3 sensors will give me what I'm looking for.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:21 PM
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Boy. we've (I've) beatin this one to death, but ambient + 100 is pretty close. I don't have a real gauge yet, but I have a pretty good idea what it's running by the stock gauge. While moving (any temp outside) the needle is on the E (180 deg) When sitting still (at a light), it will creep down to the middle (straight down) That's 190-192. On a warmer day (80 +) it will creep into the M. I guesstimate that to be in the 200-205 range. However, it will only do that idling in gear. If I put it in Park and step the idle up (slightly) it goes right back to the middle or towards the E (185-190) or creeping along 10 mph in heavy traffic for 40 min. I was sweatin it that day, but the car wasnt.
If I shut the car off and re-start it (eg; getting gas) it will go over to the P, but goes right back down.

Overall, I'd say average running temp is 185. The shroud and big fan only help when sitting still or going real slow. After 35 mph you prob don't need a fan or shroud.
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