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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:04 am 
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G'day,
This is to all EF, EL and XH 5.0L owners as you are the only ones with the appropriate temp guage. Just wondering where abouts your needle sits on the guage at your average operating temperature. Use the letters N,O,R,M,A,L as that are on the guage as the guide as to where the needle sits.
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:45 am 
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mine sits at 80deg and is on the bottom line of the operating range, doesnt even reach the L mark unless it gets a flogging

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:27 am 
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Very rare to exceed the R section. Flogging the car up a long steep hill she gets a bit warm, i use the diagnostic readout from the odo... doesnt go above 95.... usually sits around 80...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:50 am 
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Sits on L.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:42 am 
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Mine sits on the bottom line below L, doesn't get above that unless i'm sitting still in traffic for long periods.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:31 pm 
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yeh aftermarket thermostats are colder than the ford spec ones.. i gonna change to a fordy one at some point to see how it goes.

but yeh with the coldies, its on the bottom edge of normal.. cept on super hot days or after a burnout. where it might go to the A momentarily..

the A is still less than 90 degrees, where the bottom edge is 80.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:38 pm 
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A or L for mine. I have never noticed it higher.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:04 pm 
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I've got a lower temp thermostat and mine sits on L or just below.
I got it from BPT motorsport.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:08 pm 
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Mine sits on arond the R or so, unless im giving it a gut full, but even then it doesnt move a great geal.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:12 pm 
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Mine sits on M unless it's over 45deg, then it might rise to R.
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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:39 pm 
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mine always sits on A, might go up a bit if ya give her a hard time but goes back to A prety quickly

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Everyday driving mine sits around the O for city driving, highway it goes down to A/L. Keep in mind though Darwin has hot weather and I only have one working thermo fan - I'd say thats pretty good. When I go to drive through it goes up above the N - 105 degrees but it has never overheated. I've taken it drag racing done burnouts and it copes well!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:23 pm 
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Yep , mine is a bottom liner as well... Seems to be the go from what I am seeing here. I always thought mine was running a bit cold , but now i feel better.

I have never had any grunt or sound problems so never really thought about it too much , ... but if it ain't broke , I aint gunna fix it... 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:34 pm 
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A and L. Not sure why, but mine does get higher than that, but only during the summer and you're sitting in peak hour traffic with the air con on.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:35 pm 
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My needle seems to fluctuate like crazy - goes from the top of the M to the top of the L, thinking it may be a bit dodgy, changes between these two extremes in minutes if that, my coolant has a lot of crap in it (prev owner ran it without inhibitor by the look of it - all brown) though so im thinking thats messing with the sensor and thinking a new one might be the go.
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