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Old 08-01-2004, 00:49   #1 (permalink)
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wots a normal temp?

my el 6cyl never gets past the A in normal is this about rite cos im startin to think it runs too cold...
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: wots a normal temp?

Not quiet,try a new thermastat, should go to the end of normal then drop back to halfway when you start it up when cold .
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Re: wots a normal temp?

my AU only used to sit on the R in noRmal.
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my AU only used to sit on the R in noRmal.
Yep mine does too.
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Both my cars warm up to exactly half way and stick there. I wouldn't worry too much unless the car is taking longer than 10 mins to warm up. If so, get nothing other than a genuine Ford dual acting thermostat for around $28. I tried stuffing around with other brands and wasted a few bucks in the process with dismal results.
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Re: wots a normal temp?

What I'd love would be a digital readout of the temperature so you know exactly what temp it is. I've seen them, however they need to be calibrated for the cars signal and this appears to be a specialty process.

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Re: wots a normal temp?

my AU only ever gets to the O, cept when the ford service people forgot to hook the radiator fans back up and then it started heatin up, bastards :)
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Re: wots a normal temp?

mine sits on the N of Normal... pretty cold i think... but maybe no more headgaskets due to heat!!!
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Re: wots a normal temp?

Mine hasn't really made it to N much lately. I'm thinking it's definately stuffed.
Would the side effects be a richer A/F mixture?
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Re: wots a normal temp?

bad fuel economy, black composits on the exhaust tip... if these can be a resault of a faulty thermostat, i think i needs me a new one...

grandparent style cruising i sit below the line on the temp guage (ie before the n but after the blue box for cold), thrashing it only goes up to about N... i think it's prolly ****ed... no wonder im getting like 40ks out of $10 petrol
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