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Normal operating temperature?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    What is the normal operating temperature for a 1987 K5 with a TBI 350 and a manual tranny...? just want to make sure I am where I need to be...

    Chris
     
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    I've seen everything from the 180 mine runs at, to 210.
     
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    My 89 runs 195-200 down the road. With the recomended 195 degree thermostat. But I have a auto trans. Sometimes when I'm wheeling slow on a hot day with the AC on it gets up to 210. One time it got almost up to 220 pulling a loooong grade towing my boat on a 100 degree day. I turned off my AC and it cooled down to 210.
     
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    The TBI motors I have had have typically run over 200 deg. on the gauge.
     
  5. Itali83

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    Mine with an autometer mechanical guage plumbed into the stock temp port runs at 195 on the nose on days that are 70+ and 185 on days 70 and lower. Has the stock 195 stat in it also.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
  6. bklynlifted

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    MINE RUNS JUST BELOEW THE 210MARK ON THE STOCK GUAGE. WHAT IS THE TEMP ON THE MARK ON OUR GUAGE BETWEEN 100 & 210 YOU KNOW THAT LINE ? JUST CURIOUS . PS STOCK 350 WITH 195 STAT /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    not to butt in but...

    where is your temp sending unit located?...i've seen some in the block between #1 and #3. and i've also seen them located in the intake manifold next to the thermostat neck.
     

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