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    Default Lets talk temp

    I thought I would beat HJ to the punch and ask everyone what temperature they run and their opinions on them. I am quite frankly, surprised he hasn't started one yet.

    Anyway, In a recent plumbing thread there were some very different opinions.

    So, what temperature do you run? Why?

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    mmmm..........i dont think i have a temp gauge...........

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    I don't think HJ has hit the water yet.

    Too many beers ago to remember what the Miller and the 1st engine in the Mach 1 did on engine temp.

    Here's a clue on the 1st engine in the Mach 1 though...
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    little jb weld and some sandpaper, good as new..........

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    Im not sure my gauge works.
    It will run 100 in the winter and 135 at idle in the channel.

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    I would say these numbers would vary based on the application and HP of the motor. I run the water 110-125 and the oil 180-200. Its a balancing act but I believe getting the oil hot so it does its job is priority #1. I was told cooler temps make more HP

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    Different setups=different temps.
    I have no bypass, no jet inlet regulator, no t-stat. From jet to block, 2 out the t-stat housing- 1 to headers, 1 straight to dump.
    If I remember right, idles usually at 190* runs about 100*-110*.
    I have to control temp/flow with the ball valve on the inlet of the jet.
    It's not the best way but it works for now.

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    Any of you guys run a t-stat or just a restrictor?

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    Mines been running at around 155° but I'm sure that will change when the water heats up.
    Takin it home

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    water temp, not ur speed hotrod.............

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    I have a ball valve at the jet. Thats wide open. Straight to the water pump holes. Out the T stat with no restrictor or t stat. One goes to the bassett valve one dumps out the back.
    My temp never goes over 135 in the summer.
    It stays around 100-110 right now.

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    I consistently run 170-80 (water temp) and will climb to 190 while idling after a run.

    Too hot?

    130 seems really cold.

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    I wish
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    Am I running it too cool?
    I was told to open the ball valve all the way.
    My old boat ran the same way. 135-140 max.

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