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Operating Water Temp. ?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by porboy, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. porboy

    porboy Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    I just switched my water temp gauge in my 3/4 ton 75 suburban from the stock one to a gauge that actually tells the temp. My question is what is a safe operating temp and when should I pull over and take a beverage break?
    Your responses will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    should be about 195. what degree theromstat you running?
     
  3. porboy

    porboy Registered Member

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    I believe it to be a 185 degree thermostat.
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i run a 180deg stat and my suburban runs around 170-190, never gets up to 210, oh and you should give it a rest at 250-260. i also have a "clutch fan eliminator" where the sock fan has a clutch on it so it can't spin all the time, mine has no clutch so it spins non stop. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    ya, I got a 180 thermo also. I usually run 170 to 190. On a HOT yuma day, I will get to 200 when I'm just sitting idleing, and running on the freeway at 70+ mph. But thats when the temp outside is over 100 degrees. I also run a flex fan.
     

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