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Old 12-03-2018, 09:27 AM   #21
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Sounds perfect Jay.
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Hi team, after 10 years I have just learnt my temperature gauge is reading way out and I have been running a 4 cylinder Ford Lemann at 80 to 85 centigrade instead of the factory Ford spec of 99 deg.


What is the effect of running a diesel cold and will I have done any damage!!
If you have ten years of cold running with no ill effects, you have already answered your question.

I run at 185F. I get alarmed if I see 200F. You are suggesting 210, I would be quite alarmed.
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I see 200f at times on my Mitsu and never had a problem of it being too hot.
But the gauge has not been checked for accuracy.

As far as I know the hotter the better if there is not problems. And w underloaded engines I’m sure hotter is better. But if you’re inclined to go hotter than specs say for the engine a higher pressure cap should be used .. only one or two lbs. Then one should replace hoses to HD. A weak or damaged head gasket could let go w more pressure but all of this is very unlikely if all is in good condition.
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... the factory Ford spec of 99 deg....
I wonder about this "spec". Where does it come from?
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