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Old 05-23-2012, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ianacole View Post
I drive it daily...It's gotten worse over the last month or so. What temps were you normally running, prior to the fire, on your 383? Is 210 on a SBC a reasonable temp?
Its been a while but I don't recall anything over 200*. 210* is not that hot for a SBC. I was running a 195* and forgot to comment on your 160* Definitely change that out. I had a fancy pants liquid filled mechanical auto meter gauge with its sending unit mounted into the thermostat housing. So I knew exactly when the thermostat opened and closed. The OEM temp gauge had its sending unit in the side of the block. So I had two measurements of temp.

I drove that thing hard as I was still pretty young and dumb. Never had overheat issues.
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