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I got my chip reburned by Brian Heron. Allegedly, it was programed to make use of a 180 degree t-stat.

With the 180 t-stat I put in (Murray Plus 13398), the temp guage never goes above the C. I have searched the forums and found nobody with this same problem.

Should I take the thing back, or is it OK.....with the chip programed the engine is reaching its ideal temp?
 

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thats strange.....even with my 180* Tstat and the fan continuously on High, it has has never gone that low.....but then again i have a '97 with a different temp gauge on the cluster

do this.....check if the Tstat isn't stuck open.....put your hand on the upper radiator hose and see if u can feel whether the hose is slowly warming up, or if it heats up suddenly when the Tstat opens

also, is your fan running at all times? or does it switch on/off as it normally would?
 

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with my 95 with the 180 stat it wouldn't come off of cold. This is how the guage is calibrated. Its a dummy guage at best, if you want to know the water temp then install a autometer water guage. Same deal with my 96 the guage never comes off cold, but the autometer temp guage tells me when the thermostat is opening, and the water temp.

JH
 

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Mine will stay on "C" if the a/c is on. If i turn a/c off it will get to temp of normal stat bc the u/d pulleys. Fan doesnt come on til 195 or whatever even though tstat is open. Ill eventually fix this by getting an chip.
Only time it has gotten hot is when i did about 6 consecutive runs at the track then back to stage lanes ... coolant flow with the u/d pulleys wasnt enough to get rid the heat @ idle.
 

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ITT-BIRD said:
Mine will stay on "C" if the a/c is on. If i turn a/c off it will get to temp of normal stat bc the u/d pulleys. Fan doesnt come on til 195 or whatever even though tstat is open. Ill eventually fix this by getting an chip.
Only time it has gotten hot is when i did about 6 consecutive runs at the track then back to stage lanes ... coolant flow with the u/d pulleys wasnt enough to get rid the heat @ idle.
ITT-BIRD, i'm sure u already know, but just in case, u can always run a relay (or two) to a switch to make the fan turn on low and/or high to cool it down after runs
 

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JustinH said:
Its a dummy guage at best, if you want to know the water temp then install a autometer water guage. JH

Exactly. My 94 actually overheated even though the gauge was only at the "O" of NORMAL (it overheated because the fuse for the fan was toast).

I installed this immediately after that happened.



It's nice having an accurate temp reading.

-Rod
 
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