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Old 11-26-2020, 06:56 PM   #11
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I ended up adding a mechanical gauge for water temp since the gauge doesn't give me any info. Mine runs between 1/3 and half but I also have a VG33 though operating temps should be the same. I've found half guage is around 190-200F. Thermostat is 170F. My truck usually runs between 180-195F depending on outdoor conditions and load.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:12 PM   #12
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Yes sir, that is where I understand it "should" sit and have adopted it as a personal challenge to eventually get mine to, with the OEM parts. If you are willing/able to measure the resistance of your sending unit, I would be extremely appreciative. But I don't want to put anyone out... Thanks for your input!

I'd measure resistence for you if it doesn't require taking anything apart and you tell me exactly where it is. I've never worked on this component/system before. I don't want to take anything apart right now though for risk of messing something up this time of year (if it ain't broke, don't fix it).
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I'd measure resistence for you if it doesn't require taking anything apart and you tell me exactly where it is. I've never worked on this component/system before. I don't want to take anything apart right now though for risk of messing something up this time of year (if it ain't broke, don't fix it).
Thanks Rockcrawls that's really cool of you to help me out! I really appreciate it dude. Basically what you'd do is get your truck up to full operating temp like in the pic you sent, and measure the resistance of the temp sending unit. Near your intake, just in front of your valve cover, there are two little coolant sensors with wire plugs. The bigger one has two wires and the smaller one has one wire. Please unplug the smaller one wire sensor, put one probe of your voltmeter (set to ohms) to the sensor spade that sticks out, and the other prong to a ground or two. I'm guessing you will get a reading somewhere between 50-20 ohms. Super thanks again for the help!!
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:33 PM   #14
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Near your intake, just in front of your valve cover, there are two little coolant sensors with wire plugs. The bigger one has two wires and the smaller one has one wire. Please unplug the smaller one wire sensor, put one probe of your voltmeter (set to ohms) to the sensor spade that sticks out, and the other prong to a ground or two. I'm guessing you will get a reading somewhere between 50-20 ohms. Super thanks again for the help!!

I don't see it. Also I'm not sure I want to fiddle with the wires.
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I don't see it. Also I'm not sure I want to fiddle with the wires.
No worries. Thanks for the attempt!
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Saw the picture of where your needle usually sits. Nothing wrong with that. Might want to clean and detail out your engine and engine bay. Do it right and your needle will drop a bit for sure.

Use the Chris Fix method. 30 plus million views can't be wrong. Once you get out all that gunk, your engine can toss off the heat much more efficiently.
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Here is where my gauge usually sits. I took this picture this morning.



It's currently 35F out and my temp gauge only got up just about halfway to my previous post image.
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