Had a new moter put in and a different water valve when i get more water in at around 165/170 i here a little lifter ticking and now I have it at about 140/145 runs great no ticking but what should the temp run?? I have a 396 its a 78 Hallet bubble top Cboater
Oil temperature may be a better measure to use on a cooling system that is not a closed system similar to a car. Do you have the ability to measure oil temp? Back to water temps, you will hear numbers all over the place. Every body is a little different. I believe it boils down to what works for you while still keeping the oil temperature under control and still letting it get hot enough to get rid of the moisture that gathers there.