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post #1 of 19 Old 11-21-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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COOLANT TEMP??

Wat is the normal operating coolant temp for the 7.3, my truck runs 250+ on scanner at 70-75mph, installed new radiator and still 250+, is that high???


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I have never checked mine, the next time I go on a decent run I will hook up my AE and let you know, but 250 seems a bit high. Over heating isn't usually a problem as our cooling systems are pretty robust. What are you using to give you the reading? Are you sure it is accurate? Where are you getting the temp from?

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im not 100% sure its accurate, it runs 180 all day long at idle only rises at hwy speeds, sct tuner is what im using to monitor it


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Mine runs between 190 and 230 but never really any higher then that.

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how do you check it with a sct ?

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I do not know. I run an after market temp gauge.

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well i have a X3 not X2, but u run the data logging it monitors boost, trans temp on 6.0's, ECT, IAT, etc...


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250 is high. I knows it a 6.0 but right now with the cooler temps I rarely see over 170. During the summer I would see about 190-210

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250 is high. I knows it a 6.0 but right now with the cooler temps I rarely see over 170. During the summer I would see about 190-210
...that sounds like tranny instead of engine. wouldnt your thermostat never open up runnin 170

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...that sounds like tranny instead of engine. wouldnt your thermostat never open up runnin 170
No, its definitely not my trans. My trans runs hotter

If I play around a good bit I can get it up and over 180ish but just normal driving it will rarely get over 175

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