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What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Under N 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
Under O 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
Under R 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
Under M 25%  25%  [ 26 ]
Under A 25%  25%  [ 26 ]
Under L 26%  26%  [ 27 ]
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 Post subject: What temp does your EF/EL 4L usually run at???
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Hi All,

This is a extention on my EF/EL headgasket thread as im sure most of us would like to prolong the replacement of our headgasket as its a expensive task.

My car sits smack bam in the middle between the Start of R and that end of M and ultimatly i would like it to sit end of A start of M to help the headgasket last.

I tested a 72 degree thermostate on a 23 degree day and still sat start of R and end of M

Please vote where you car usually sits and if under the letter A then please post some details as in if its the original radiator or aftermarket and whatr coolant you use and thermostate u use as well.

We will use the letter system from right to left just like how the niddle moves for temp.

NORMAL

So N will be left and L for right

Picture below shows the niddle sitting there as my car has been sitting there for about 45mins after a 40min drive and the red line risembles where it usually sits. I would ultimatly like to to sit somewhere near where the niddle is sitting now or under the blue line.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:44 pm 
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Who ever posts under A please post some details as in if its the original radiator or aftermarket and what coolant you use and thermostate u use as well.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:41 pm 
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If you put your dash in diagnostic mode you can read the exact temp at the coolant temp sensor(thermostat housing). On my car that line just below (L) is 82 degrees. So by the time mine reaches operating temp, remember a thermostat takes a further 4-6degrees to become fully open it sits between A/L.

On the Highway 25-35degree ambient temp sits just under A.

On the Highway 35-45degree ambient temp sits just under M.

This is with climate a/c set at 20 degrees...Temp cools a fit bit further when not running a/c.


I posted under (A)- 82 degree Tridon thermostat, original ford radiator.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:51 pm 
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i have 96 futura, original radiator, pwr oil cooler installed after radiator.. mine sits at 90 degrees at operating temp.. stop start traffic the other day in the heat it was up to 100. I dont use air con at all.. never pay attention to where on normal, always have it in diag mode.
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:22 pm 
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mine fluctuates between 87-93 on normal days below 25 degrees..above that and it heats up to about 100 which is around the 'R'
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:21 pm 
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Well on the EA/EB/ED's the Normal goes the other way, Mine usualy sits between the N and R :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:22 pm 
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So how do i get my dash in diagnostic mode to get the degree of heat???

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Mine runs very cool. Its sits just under the "L" poretty much all the time. I have a standard EF radiator, with standard EF fans running from the standard temps through the EF ecu, and a 82deg thermostat, and i am in a hotter climate than you, :D.

If you used a 72 deg thermostat on a 23deg day and iut run where you said, your car has serious issues.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:50 pm 
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It seems that was dosent it

Well im gona see a radiator joint this week :D

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Don't know about the ef/el's but my ED was having trouble overheating when towing a long time before I got it it turns out that when the cars came out of the factory there was ALOT of casting sand left in the radiator, we got all of that s**t out and its all good! :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:09 pm 
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diagnostic mode for ef/el

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:49 pm 
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sweet

Keep the votes and info coming people :D

This will end up helping all of us

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:08 pm 
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you'd be best to find the dash mod thinger that gives you the exact temp read out

for the record, mine is 35% with a 91c which runs about 90.5c funny enough

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:22 pm 
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What do u mean by "mine is 35% with a 91c which runs about 90.5c funny enough" im not sure what u mean???

 

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35% glycol mix with a 91c thermo. dash says its at 90 or so most of the time

 

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