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Are you relying on the dash guage which is really nothing more than a glorified idiot light or do you have a monitoring system like an Edge that can read the actual temps?
When I haul my 16k# 5er, my ECTs will get into the 215 or 220 range when hauling up a steep grade. Usually then, the engine fan cranks way up too.
Suggest that if you don't have a system to read actuals that you obtain one and not rely fully on the dash guages. You'll be able to better sense how things are actually running and what may be coming down the pike (e.g. cooler failures, etc).