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Old 08-08-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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What is the proper operation temperature these 3800 motors should run at? Mine hovers around 200-215 degrees.
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That'* normal with a stock thermostat, especially in the summer.
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To give you an idea, the factory setting for the low speed fans to come on is 215 and the high speed around 226
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Depending on when the last coolant flush was done, a good coolant flush might help you out there, back flush it also. Get a new t-stat for general practice. What is the year/trim level, miles, of your car?
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