Thread: Running temp

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    Running temp

    What is the normal operating temp. of a 304 v8 ? New water pump & a new thermostat 195 degree. Should it be running at 230 degrees in traffic ? Thnx.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Dayton Ohio Area

    Running temp

    No typically with a 195 deg thermo the engine temp reads 10 deg more. Like 205 -210.

    Id first burp the system. Get all the air out.
    If you are running a clutch fan be sure the clutch is engaging.

    Be sure the radiator fins are clean and not blocked anywhere.

    You have the correct mixture antifreeze and fan shroud intact?

    After that Id start getting into the system and verifying possibly switching things.

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    Re: Running temp

    Thnx for info

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    Albany~town, Oregon

    Re: Running temp

    I sure hope you don't fall into a temperature conundrum. When I was correcting a botched e fan install on 'Black Betty' a few years ago I found that I'd opened up a can o worms response wise.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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