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on the subject of water temp i have a question

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my temp gauge used to run about four o'clock with the old tired

engine which i thoght was great in the summer months. now with the

rebuild the temp guage is always at 3 o'clock and when i am running it

hard moves to about 2 or a tad higher. is this within spec as i don't

want to crack a head on the new mill. also my 180 thermo switch

doesn't come on until i reach 2 o'clock on the gauge.

specs: new rebuild w/ 9.5:1 comp, new 320i metal rad, new hoses, 71

degree thermostat, 12"perma cool fan, verona paint.

any thought from you folks or am i just paranoid about nothing?

mike r

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Guest Anonymous

same radiator

Nuff said,

Mike

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Guest Anonymous

If it's moving higher than its normal running point, the cooling system is not keeping up. If you removed the mechanical fan, then yes, it is because the electric fam is not coming on soon enough. If this is happening at highway speeds, there is some other problem.

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and a NOS OEM radiator ran around 4 o'clock from the start. Only time I get around 3 o'clock on the temp guage is on 105-110 degrees days on the 65 mi. drive across the desert to Tucson @ 85mph w/ the A/C full on.

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