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Old 02-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #13
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Default Re: overheating SL1

Fan on temp 222f '91-'02.
Fan on position of the gauge:
  • '91-'94 just before red marks
  • '95-'99 most of the way between 3/4 and the red marks
  • '00-'02 around 3/4

The fun part is normal temp is 195f (+/- 5f) which is
  • '91-'95 around 1/2 (+/- a couple needle widths)
  • '96-'02 around 3/8 (+/- a couple needle widths)
So 0f to 200f is nearly 1/2 gauge sweep while 200f to 222f is ALSO nearly 1/2 the gauge.....point is it's not nearly as hot as it looks and based on what you've posted...is working normally. Unless it's loosing coolant still or the interior heat isn't working.
How do you know there's air in the system? 5-6 miles sounds normal to get up to temp in the cold for a SOHC...all my DOHC's would take 3-4 miles of flat roads to even get the gauge to move below 32f (which seriously sucked when I worked 6mi from home).

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