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Michael woods
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So I've got my 76 gl1000 scrambler conversion on the road and it runs fantastic I have a aftermarket temp gauge and sending unit and it seems to range between 200 to 210 degree Fahrenheit on a 90° day this seems hot to me .so my question is does anyone have an aftermarket temp guage and what do your temps normally run


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Seems a little high if you have the stock 82C° thermostat.
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That's what I thought too but I cannot find any info on your subject has new thermostat radiators not new but it is a very low mileage 23k I really don't know what's causing this unless I'm having symptoms of a bad sending unit
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so, whats wrong with 180F? i would want it around 210 if possible.
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Thahat I'm asking is 200 to 210 ok cause that's what it's running
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That temperature should be fine in a pressurized cooling system, I wouldn't expect overheated/boiling until around 260F
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DenverWinger wrote: Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:25 pm That temperature should be fine in a pressurized cooling system, I wouldn't expect overheated/boiling until around 260F
and better for the engine, and mpg


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