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    Default idling temp

    I seem to be at about 160* and 10lbs of pressure at cruising speed...sound about right?

    I think hammered down I am still getting about 20lbs of pressure, so I think I am going to have to re work some of the lines.
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    I cruise at about 120* and idle at 160*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    I cruise at about 120* and idle at 160*
    it seems to drop some at cruise...160 just seems awful hot at idle.

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    are you running a thermostat setup or valving it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsquirtin View Post
    are you running a thermostat setup or valving it off
    pump to a T...pressure relief on one end...ball valve all the way open and then into the logs.

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    im runnin a thermostat setup with otheaders and im idling 160 and running wot about the same-sometimes it will idle about 175 depending how hard ive been running=dont know if this will help as you have a different setup
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    160-180 all the time....Thermostat setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    it seems to drop some at cruise...160 just seems awful hot at idle.
    It cools right back off as soon as I give it any gas, been like that since new
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    170-180 all the time. Cooler in the fall when the lake temp drops a little. No worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    It cools right back off as soon as I give it any gas, been like that since new
    i agree... mine idles around 160 no matter how long i idle in marina waiting for my truck parker.... haha. but as soon as i get on the channel and get after it a little it drops
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    so 160 is nothing to be worried about...good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    so 160 is nothing to be worried about...good to know!
    Def not, think about how hot a car engine runs all the time, and its under a big giant heat trapping hood. Boat engines run nice and cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    Def not, think about how hot a car engine runs all the time, and its under a big giant heat trapping hood. Boat engines run nice and cool
    I figure the car engine has coolant to keep the water from boiling though. I get a bit nervous when I see steam coming out of the hull

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    Lake water is generally pretty cool though, and you're not recycling it like in a closed loop car system, your boat will constantly get a fresh wash of nice cool lake water

    If its steaming though you may want to open the valves up a bit more, to allow a little more water through the system, then again if 160 is all you ever see I would just leave it as is.
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