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Old March 29th, 2015, 10:42 PM
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I've had my D90 only a few days but I have noticed that the temperature gauge only goes up about 1/4 of the way up the gauge. I would expect it to run at about the 1/2 way point. What is the "normal" operating temperature of these engines (NAS '95 3.9L V8)? I suspect my thermostat is bad and is stuck wide open but just wanted to see where these engines should be on the temperature scale. thanks
Buy a genuine one. Run it the manufacturer intended.

Oh and if it's got a fail open type in there you gotta wonder what happened to cause it to fail ... Welcome to the cooling drama of a 20 year old engine.
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And follow the service manual for proper flush and coolant filing technique to make sure you don't have air in the system.
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Where do I get the information you speak of for a carbed 3.5 v8? Thanks
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Where do I get the information you speak of for a carbed 3.5 v8? Thanks
Diagnosis of overheating in a V8 Petrol Land Rover

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Thanks for all the feedback.

I do not use my heater, so I was wondering if there would be any issue with by passing the heater. So basically from the water pump into the back of the manifold?
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Personally, I wouldn't bypass it even if I didn't use it as it may come in very handy if you ever get close to overheating---you can just turn it on for added cooling for your engine. Just my 2-cents...
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Personally, I wouldn't bypass it even if I didn't use it as it may come in very handy if you ever get close to overheating---you can just turn it on for added cooling for your engine. Just my 2-cents...
spot on. I've had a few close calls over the years where the heating system saved my ass by blasting the cabin heat.
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