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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot??? whats the normal temp for a 2.5 TJ

Ok Ive looked at the guage so long and often thatn I dont read it anymore...a couple of nights ago I installed a Winch and the control box mounted on my grill. Jeep is running about 200f. That seems to be normal needle location, but Im not 100%. Can someone look at there gauge for there stock 2.5 TJ and let me know what they are reading?
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Mine runs just a hair over 170 deg.

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Mine runs just a hair over 170 deg.
Which I would think is waaay too cool. It's been a long time (prior to emission control days) since anything less that a 195 degree thermostate was common. Around 200 sounds right to me, but what do I know?

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I'm pretty sure the stock thermostat is 210*. I'm running a 180* and think Rio has the same.
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Thanks for the info its been helpfull. Though I did run into a diffrent issue with the engine temp... When I ordered my winch I didnt know that there is a seperate mounting bracket for the sylinoid (sp?) So I fabed up one to mont it to my grill. Looks nice adn seems to work well. Unfortunatly when you stop driving the alumanum plate I made for the back of the grill heats up, hot enough that I dont wanna touch it. And sence my wires for the winch rest against the plate I see new issues arising. So I broke down and ordered a mounting plate ($12) I couldnt build one for that!
But again thanks for the help
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Run a 195° thermostat. If your engine's too cool, it will run rich via the Fuel Injection. Keep it factory...
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200 degrees is about what the gauge should read.

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Thats pretty much what I thought but couldnt remember for sure. Again thanks again
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