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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 7:39 am 
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I just a have a quick question how hot should a EL 6 Cylinder Be running :?
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 8:08 am 
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Somewhere in the "NORMAL" range? :roll:
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:05 am 
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Sorry I should have explained a little more.

I would like to know where the gauge should sit say after a 50km drive doing the speed limit should it be in the middle of normal or below the m I know it should not be more than that???? :?
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:06 am 
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yer about normal most of the time if your not giving it a beating

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:08 am 
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Somewhere below halfway is pretty normal...should usually be about 1/4 up
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:34 pm 
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mine sits about 2/5th up the gauge. but ive never seen it move after that mainly because i havent taken long trips with it.

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:38 pm 
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Mine sits between the 'A' & 'M' all year round.

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:46 pm 
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its not so much how long your driving, more the type of driving. if your cruising along at 60+ then the engine should be getting effective cooling. whereas if your stuck in traffic temps should rise.

mine normally sits between the A and the L. if im in traffic it can rise up to just above the R

i had a new radiator put it my old car, and also had the whole system blasted. after that it never rose above the L

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:48 pm 
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My EL falcon sits just below the L on NORMAL, and never gets any higher. I recently installed an 82 degree thermostat which is 10 degrees cooler than the standard item.

With the 92 degree thermostat it use to sit between R/M city driving and between M/A on the highway.

BPT sell them as well as most good auto shops.
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:03 pm 
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falcon4litreOHC wrote:
My EL falcon sits just below the L on NORMAL, and never gets any higher. I recently installed an 82 degree thermostat which is 10 degrees cooler than the standard item.

With the 92 degree thermostat it use to sit between R/M city driving and between M/A on the highway.

BPT sell them as well as most good auto shops.


Has your fuel consumtion increased since changing to such a cold themostat?

82° thermostat is far too cold for the I6

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:50 pm 
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im running a 77 Deg thermostat.. sits on the L crusing on the freeway, city driving A-L or hot days in peak hour maybe M-A

average temp @ L is about 83 degrees or so. fuel consumption hasnt changed, mines always been s**t. then again with the origional thermostat the car was running at 100 degrees no matter what basically. im quite happy where it is now

 

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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:19 pm 
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Gaz is right, it's hard to say where it should be sitting on the gauge, those things are about as accurate as I am a gorilla.

You've gotta get a temp measurement that's a fixed number

 

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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 5:41 pm 
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madmax wrote:
falcon4litreOHC wrote:
My EL falcon sits just below the L on NORMAL, and never gets any higher. I recently installed an 82 degree thermostat which is 10 degrees cooler than the standard item.

With the 92 degree thermostat it use to sit between R/M city driving and between M/A on the highway.

BPT sell them as well as most good auto shops.


Has your fuel consumtion increased since changing to such a cold themostat?

82° thermostat is far too cold for the I6



Fuel consumption hasn't changed at all, the car feels more responsive after driving for long periods of time.

A experienced mechanic advised me to put it in the car, it helps prevent head gasket failures.

The reason why ford used a 92degree thermostat was only to get the engine hot enough to burn nitrogen dioxide gases in the combustion chamber to meet emission levels.
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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 8:04 pm 
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That may be the case, however mine, with a 92° thermostat sits at the top of the A all year round. The only time it will get hotter is on a 40° day towing a heavy trailer up a hill. You can hardly call that hot. Its all about the condition of the cooling system and putting a colder themostat in maybe only a bandaid to a much larger problem.

By the way my heater works brillantly too. :)

 

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