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Old 11-08-2002, 00:56   #1 (permalink)
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confused 5ltr running temp???

I have just purchased a 94 xr8sprint,on the temp gage it runs at about halfway-little less/littlemore around there anyway but sometimes it gets up to the "A" on normal, is this normal.

note:car has new hoses,fluid level ok,no leeks.

is this normal or am i worrying about nothing?????
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Old 11-08-2002, 01:00   #2 (permalink)
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It's a bit high, and may be a problem on hot days if you want aircon. Mine always ran between O and R in NORMAL. Your radiator may be a bit clogged up. Give it a good flush out with some radiator cleaner and see how it goes, otherwise a new radiator is only around $200.
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thanks EDXR8
i thought it was a bit high,will flush this week coming otherwise just buy a new 1.

Have u ever thought about ef/el twin thermos on instead of clutch fan.
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Yes, I did that a couple of years ago, and you notice the difference straight away. Mine started overheating so I put in a 4 core radiator (standard is 2 core) and twin davis craig thermo fans. I just set the temp of the fans, and the gauge will never move even if it is 40 degrees and I am standing still with aircon on.
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Mate the same thing was happening to me to and I asked some one about it and they just stated the obvious "anywhere in the normal range is normal" , why else would they print normal on it.

Mines a 5.0l aswell and the radiator just been flushed and cleaned out all the fins and its been upto the "a" in normal.

I think your pretty right until it starts heading towards the red.
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When you flush it, don't forget to take thermostat out and open up heater.
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Its probably well worth having the radiator removed and the cores properly inspected and cleaned by a radiator specialist, especially as we are coming into summer.

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Old 11-08-2002, 18:32   #8 (permalink)
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my 5ltr was running midway till i changed the thermostat a couple of days ago. Now it runs between o and r of normal and when it gets hot it goes to between m and a, nothing more tho.... even with aircon on and the biggest hill
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