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Old 01-03-2011, 05:15 PM
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What temperature thermostat did you place in the truck? The gauge should read the temperature that the thermostat is for at normal operating temp. The water in the motor should reach the thermostat temp before the water will start flowing threw the block and back into the radiator. The reason for the thermostat is to maintain and control the operating temp of the motor for fuel economy and performance. Hope this helps. Should be 180 degree or 210 degree depending what you bought.
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