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Old August 8th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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I installed the new temp sending unit and a new (15psi) cap and the gauge shows its running a bit hotter than before.
The viscous coupling is working well.
There is exactly 30 degrees difference between the top and bottom of the radiator.
My buddy who runs an auto shop said that the old Mustangs use to do that and he would put a 10 ohm resister in the wire to make the gauge show right. I elected to order a VDO gauge and sending unit from EGauges.com instead.

What is the normal temp range once I get my new gauge installed?
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Old August 8th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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It should be spot on the temp your thermostat is rated at.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:30 PM
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It should be spot on the temp your thermostat is rated at.
I don't believe so. I believe it starts to open at whatever the thermostat is but doesn't open wide completely till it reaches a higher temp.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:28 PM
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My buddy who runs an auto shop said that the old Mustangs use to do that and he would put a 10 ohm resister in the wire to make the gauge show right. I elected to order a VDO gauge and sending unit from EGauges.com instead.

That sounds like putting on a bigger steering dampener to cure a steering wheel vibration...
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