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1981 stock motor running temp (1/6)
 9/20/23 1:10pm
Domer94
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i was doing some spirited driving on the interstate and noticed the coolant temp creeping over the 200 mark , as well as oil temp. is this normal range for 85-95 mph running?

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Re: 1981 stock motor running temp (2/6)
 9/20/23 2:01pm
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195-220 is pretty normal.  What is it normally reading when you're just going around town? I can't imagine it being much less.

 



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Re: 1981 stock motor running temp (3/6)
 9/20/23 2:03pm
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thanks. its always under 200 when normal driving .. just got a bit concerned when i was hauling ass

Re: 1981 stock motor running temp (4/6)
 9/20/23 2:07pm
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Sounds pretty normal to me.  Does it have a 195* thermostat?



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Re: 1981 stock motor running temp (5/6)
 9/20/23 2:08pm
Domer94
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not sure... i never changed it. im assuming stock

Re: 1981 stock motor running temp (6/6)
 9/21/23 2:48pm
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My 82 runs about 200 to 220 in Texas summer and that's after I installed the new DeWitt radiator.  So I think your good.



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