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too cold???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by georgiared84, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. georgiared84

    georgiared84 1/2 ton status

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    My 305 was running at about 215 degrees. I backflushed the system replaced the guage with a mechanical one and put in a 165 thermostat. Now it gets to about 160 during normal driving and 175 in stop and go with the A/C running. Is this an OK temp range or am I not letting it get warm enough?
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  2. fulltopblazer

    fulltopblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'd probably put a 195 thermostat in it at least for the winter.
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Proably too low if it has that mix solonoide carb. The temp will not be high enough for it to regulate the proper mixture. If you have a normal carb then it's fine. Only down side is your heater is not going to put out much.
     
  4. georgiared84

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    Regular old Quadrajet carb with electric choke and no solonoide. I don't have any carpet in the blazer, so I get enough foot heat anyway. I put the 165 in because most of the year I run the AC, and do a lot of stop and go driving, and with the 195, the temp would get a little high.
     

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