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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-04, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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the engine in my 1989ea falcon is not getting hot enough. the temp is only going to the first mark after the blue line.I have a 92deg thermostat in it what deg should I go to. have put in a new sender. thank you . john.

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Re: Engine running too cold

Water boils at 100 deg and with the collant system under pressure, water will have a higher boiling point eg 110 deg.
I'm no expert but i'd say around the 98 mark should do it.

Does your old one close or is it always open?
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Re: Engine running too cold

it is a new one it closes 92deg
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Re: Engine running too cold

Iwent to ford people this morning .they said that ford dont make any other thermostats only 92deg well, back to the drawing board
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Re: Engine running too cold

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it is a new one it closes 92deg
Just because its new doesn't mean it works correctly. It took my mechanic 3 new genuine thermostats to get one that worked. He says it common. My temp guage sits just right now.

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Thank you all .It was the thermostat . now running perfect . john.
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