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Old 06-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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My truck always runs cold. New thermostat and water pump. Any ideas?

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:50 PM
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That looks completely normal for one of these trucks with a stock motor, if you also get plenty of heat out of the core then there is nothing wrong with your truck.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:45 PM
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What degree thermostat are you running? If your not kicking out any trouble codes I would not worry .At least your not running too hot thats the good thing .Some of those Ford factory gauges are not all that accurate .
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I wouldn't worry about it. It should be fine. Plus, as someone else already said, Ford gauges aren't always the most reliable.
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My '94 shorty F150 runs on the N fully warmed up, new water pump, rad and Ford 192* thermostat.





My 1990 F250 Diesel doesn't even reach the N fully warmed up, and my 87 E350 camper runs on the M-A and real gauge reading around 185-190.

Stock dash gauges in these trucks are useless. Your reading looks perfectly normal for a warmed up Ford. If your worried, get a real gauge.
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Every truck of this era I have seen runs around the N or O.
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