Am i running too hot?

Am i running too hot?

Postby Rookie162 [OP] » June 13th 2017, 11:33pm

I seem to me ON the 210 or just past it

I was doing stop n go around 25-50 mph in 98-100 degrees

Can i do a mod to keep the the fans on maybe?
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Re: Am i running too hot?

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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 14th 2017, 12:04am

Those temp gauges are notoriously inaccurate. But yeah, and efan is great, especially to keep the ac cool in slow traffic.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby TurnNburn » June 14th 2017, 12:08am

Rookie162 wrote:
Can i do a mod to keep the the fans on maybe?

well, since your fan is bolted directly to the crankshaft of the engine, anytime the engine is running, your fan is turning

I would say your fine at that temp, as long as it doesn't start climbing up from there. Like CC said, notoriously inaccurate gauges.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby timothy47130 » June 14th 2017, 12:58am

I replaced my fan clutch with a Hayden heavy duty when I first got my van and my temp gauge has always stayed between the 2nd bold white line and 210. Only downside is , it is loud when it's cold. That thing really drags the engine down if you take off when you first start it untill it disengages. But I guess that's a small price to pay to stay cool
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby Leeann_93 » June 14th 2017, 3:07am

I replaced my fan clutch with a severe duty clutch.

Mine runs just barely below 210 on the gauge, no matter what. But it's lower than that on any of my OBD II devices.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby Zebediah III » June 14th 2017, 3:24am

The gauges are not very accurate. If you real real stickler, and have lots of extra time on your hands you can remove the clear lense from your cluster, reinstall your cluster and let the van run with an accurate scan tool on it. It's possible to pull the orange needle off the gauge and re-position it so that the van's gauge will read what your scan tool is showing. You can do this with oil, fuel etc, they still aren't 100% accurate but they will be a lot better than before. Just don't pull the speedometer one off. When you are done. Remove the cluster and put the clear lense back on.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby Mmusicman » June 14th 2017, 4:25am

Rookie162 wrote:Can i do a mod to keep the the fans on maybe?

Weird question... unless you are running multiple electric fans, you should only have 1 mechanical fan (not fans) if the system is stock. I'm willing to bet the fan is either turning hard and something else is wrong, or the clutch is defective.

Everyone assumes fan, but the cooling system could have issues, the radiator could have issues... there is more than one possibility. The fan clutch however, is often the culprit.

Is the fan shroud intact? It is vital to proper cooling at idling or low speeds when it's hot out.

If the temp drops when you hit the highway, then your trouble definitely is an airflow issue at low speeds (fan or clutch). If however, your temp stays high, then it's something else.

220 is borderline high... but in the heat of the summer with the A/C on... it's not too far off from normal.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby ccookie66 » June 15th 2017, 10:24pm

75705
That's where mine runs. I used to think it was running too hot as well, so I changed my thermostat and still ran at the same temperature. So I guess it's normal.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby Rookie162 [OP] » June 19th 2017, 4:40pm

ccookie66 wrote:75705
That's where mine runs. I used to think it was running too hot as well, so I changed my thermostat and still ran at the same temperature. So I guess it's normal.


Thabks for that. Lol ibwas gunna do the same.
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby Rookie162 [OP] » June 19th 2017, 4:43pm

CopperFiremist wrote:Imagevia Imgflip Meme Generator


How much cooker would my temp be with e fan(s)?
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Re: Am i running too hot?

Postby CoasterCoaster is online! » June 19th 2017, 5:27pm

none.

temp is controlled by the thermostat, not the fan

before you do anything that costs money, check the ACTUAL temperature. the computer knows what the temp is. mine runs exactly what the thermostat is, but says 210 on the dash
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