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 Post subject: Proper running temp?
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:55 pm 
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I know this has been covered a few times, but mostly in regards to the six cylinder, but where should the needle be sitting on the EF/EL temp guage with the V8?
Mine sits between the L and the bar, which if anything like my previous six cyl EL, its a bit low? (which sat around the A)

I had put in a new thermostat when I just bought it, but cant remember what temp rating it was.
I cant tell you what the running temp was prior to the new thermostat, as at time the radiator was leaking/blocked, thermo fans were intermittant so the guage was all over the place.

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Red line is approx running temp (not my dash though)

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Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 5:12 pm 
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In my EF XR8 mine sits about that mark when moving, nudges up a bit when stationary
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Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:25 pm 
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So what is the operating temp reading when the dash is in diagnostic mode ??

 

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