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Can you all chime in w/ your engine temps? Maybe I am imagining it, but it seems my car runs hot.
 

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two types of temp water/oil

Seems our vehicles monitor both water and oil temp. The water measurement, the tradional analogue gauge on our dashboard, usually runs about 212 here in Texas, and in traffic, goes up to about 225. We have just had our first cold front last night, temps in the 80s and 90s all of October.

The second temp our vehicle monitors is the oil temp. This is digital read on a menu. Mine has been beween 220 and 240.

What is your temp that you are concerned about? What is the outside temprature currently where you drive?

good luck, hoping this response might help.

Richard (bigrick21)
 

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Ken Lally said:
Can you all chime in w/ your engine temps? Maybe I am imagining it, but it seems my car runs hot.
I believe my water temp runs right at the center mark, or slightly below it. My oil temperature is usually 203-205.
 

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The thermostat is set for 203. The computer won't turn the fans on until around 216. You will rarely see temps below 203 once the car is warmed up, and will likely see the temps in the 2-teens in stop and go traffic. It's normal. The oil temperature indicator often reads 20 degrees higher than engine temperature. Thus 221 is not an alarming number.
 

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Ken Lally said:
Can you all chime in w/ your engine temps? Maybe I am imagining it, but it seems my car runs hot.
06 hemi 2wd,operates at 205F dealer says normal. He said its for improved fuel economy, sound somewhat reasonable.
 

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seattlemagnum said:
06 hemi 2wd,operates at 205F dealer says normal. He said its for improved fuel economy, sound somewhat reasonable.
Fuel economy, engine wear, and emissions. Your dealer was actually right!
 

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I have the 180 Stat in mine with an additional fanPusher in front runs at 183 to 188 very seldom above that. Working on new sensor to tell the fan it needs to come on before the 215 trigger.

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cylinder wear

Ford did research way back in the 60's that showed cylinder wall to piston wear went DOWN as temp went up. Can't recall exact figures but too cold is bad for your wear factor.

Steve
06 CSRT8
all stock all original
everything but DVD
waiting for software
 
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