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Do you trust your temp gauge?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88-383, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. 88-383

    88-383 1/2 ton status

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    What does your stock gauge normally read and do you trust it? Mine got up to 210 indicated and I wasn't really liking it. I'm taking the electric off and going with a Flex or maybe a combo of both.

    Kelvin
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Mine runs between 165 and 210 but normally hangs out around 185 not worried about it at all. When my water pump went out it got up to about 240:eek1: but it has tracked fine ever since.

    Ira
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    You have to know that the temp its reading is from inside the head. Its a bit warm, but thats where most vehicles run, just make sure you have a good radiator cap.
     
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    I trust mine . I have replaced a sender or two , and used another resistor off a gauge from another cluster to keep my screen printing when my 83 gauge went bad . And I trust it .

    A heavy duty clucth is your friend . 115 outside in AZ , with humidity , and I am idling in front of a friends house last week between the 210 and the mark before it with the a/c on :pimp:
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Absolutely trust mine. Checked the ECM temp vs. gauge temp, always very close.

    Even then, you are looking for a variance from the "normal" reading. If it says the engine runs at 220* normally, but actual temp is 195* (for instance) you still watch for climbing temps. If the guage reads something other than normal, you start investigating.
     

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