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Unhappy 95' 7.3 RUNNING TOO COLD?

I have a 95' F250 bone stock work truck. I have already brought it to 2 seperate mechanics, and neither one was able to fix my problem. No matter how long I drive, and no matter what the temperature is (90+ to -20) the temperature guage never gets more than 1/8" above ther cold line, it doesn't even get into operating range. Both mechanics went through the cooling system and said everything was working fine, and they replaced the thermostat twice just to see if it was the problem . The most recent fix was some cardboard in front of the radiator, and that gives me a small amount of heat, but the temp guage is still not in operating range, and the block and exhaust manifolds never get above 160 degrees. And the block heater doesn't seem to help much either. Please offer up any ideas, because it is only December , and I know I have much colder weather to come up here in Chicago, Thanks

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does the heater blow hot??? may be a fauly gauge

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is the clutch fan locked up

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my 95 does the same thing i can drive around for hours and the temp gauge only gets a little bit above the c , and it blows very hot air, i was told from several ppl that this is fine and that it is completely normal
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I have owned quite a few fords that did the same thing, but the heater blew hot air. I've been told that alot of fords have faulty temp gauges. What do you expect when the lowest bidder is suppling parts. Have you stuck an actual temp guage on your cooling system? I never rely on factory installed gauges and lights.
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I talked to a buddy of mine with a 97' and his temp guage doesn't get much higher either, I get some pretty warm air, I wouldn't call it hot by any means, but enough to keep me warm. i have heard from enough people that this is normal, so I guess it must be. But is it strange that the block and exhaust manifolds never get above 160 degrees?

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Have you checked it with a thermometer? Mine does the same thing, but it get hotter than 160.

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I have a 95' F250 bone stock work truck. I have already brought it to 2 seperate mechanics, and neither one was able to fix my problem. No matter how long I drive, and no matter what the temperature is (90+ to -20) the temperature guage never gets more than 1/8" above ther cold line, it doesn't even get into operating range. Both mechanics went through the cooling system and said everything was working fine, and they replaced the thermostat twice just to see if it was the problem . The most recent fix was some cardboard in front of the radiator, and that gives me a small amount of heat, but the temp guage is still not in operating range, and the block and exhaust manifolds never get above 160 degrees. And the block heater doesn't seem to help much either. Please offer up any ideas, because it is only December , and I know I have much colder weather to come up here in Chicago, Thanks
I have a 96 and it did the same thing. It was fine until the heater wasn't as hot as it used to be. I replaced the thermostat with a 192 Degree one instead of the 180 degree one and it works much better.
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Has any one ever figured out y these trucks run cold. The hoses goin to my heater core are pretty warm while the rad hoses are still fairly cool. Couple diff thermostats and cardboard pulling 8000lb trailer nothing makes any difference

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