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Old 12-18-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
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check it will a scanner? i could also be that your t-stat is stuck open
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:52 AM   #12
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The gauge should be in the 3/4 area, at least.
Well I am pretty sure mine reads just above the first notch and gets to the middle when sitting there idling with the A/C on. There is NO WAY it should be at the 3/4 mark. THAT would be close to over heating.

SO my question is, if everyone is reading about the same temp ( somewhere between 1/4 and half) and one person has it reading at 3/4, who has the problem?
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3/4?
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How could my car only run at 125* when a '92 is looking at temps close to 200*? There is no way the difference is that large. Looks to me, like I am not the one with the problem. I cannot find anything about an average temp in my FSM, so I do not know how to find out who is correct, and who is not. There is no way that an engine can reach only a maximum temp of 125* with a 195* tstat from the factory. It would never open! And, with that, the car would then overheat, and no car can overheat at 125*. So just because majority has one thing, does NOT mean it is the right thing. You guys all have a problem, and you need to look into it. First step is to clean that ground. If your temp gauge is still reading 125*, then you need to check into your cooling system.


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Your voltage and oil pressure are slightly higher than mine. And your temp gauge is lower than mine was before I fixed that ground. Mine was sitting at the 1/4 mark, or just a hair higher.


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The gauge should be in the 3/4 area, at least.
Ummmm....something about this comment doesn't ring quite right to me, either. That'* WAY off normal. Take another look at Don'* reply and pic above.
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My temp gauge reads 210 as the max temp.. in my new cluster. Don't know what my old one reads. I left that in the trunk, so I cannot check either. Kinda have a snowstorm here.


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Well my temp gauge does run a bit higher than yours, a bit above the 1/4 mark, but then again I do have a 192 stat in it ( stock which should be changed), my voltage is about the same and it should be around that or a bit higher when cold ( I mean really cold) since that middle mark is 12V and when running the car is supposed to be at 14.4V.

So to me you temp ( for the stat you have) is fine and dandy, and your battery gauge is also fine and dandy. Now your oil pressure does seem a bit high compared to mine ( I think), but I never really looked closely at it. I usually remember the battery ( since I changed the alt twice in 6 months) and the temp gauge. But Renée could probably tell me what pressure the car runs at since she drives it on a daily basis and I have taught her to check the gauges to make sure the car was running properly .
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Jr, that is right where I am running. It sounds like that is about right according to everyone else. The previous post talking about 1/4 mark being about 180, and the half mark being about 210 sounds about right. I wish the factory would just put numbers on there. Anyways, thanks for the pic, now you just need one with the needle pegged like someone else on the site. Just kidding. Thanks.
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