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Was wondering what other cold weather folks are getting as engine temps.
It's been single digit in the Chicago area and I noticed that at highway speeds ,it varies between 180/185, which seems a little too cool.

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Re: Temp gauge

I don't think that's really all that cool of a reading with this current weather. I'm NW of you and it's supposed to get down to -13 tonight. I'll try to remember to grab a reading on my morning commute.
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Re: Temp gauge

Anything over 180F is fine (personally prefer 180-190) much below and some function may drop out (used to have a Bonne with a stuck open thermostat. heading to the frozen north about 5 miles at 40f and the torque converter cluctch (lockup) would drop out. Pull over to check and the hot soak would be enough for another five miles...).

Above 200 and rubber things under the hood start to feel it, stay under and everything lasts longer.

Works for me. YMMV.
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Re: Temp gauge

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Originally Posted by bullseyebill View Post
Was wondering what other cold weather folks are getting as engine temps.
It's been single digit in the Chicago area and I noticed that at highway speeds ,it varies between 180/185, which seems a little too cool.
that's perfect...no worries...
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Yep. Just fine.
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