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clm69z28

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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 01:00:39 AM »
I have been wondering the same thing about my factory console temp gauge reading. I have used the temp probe from my multimeter to check the engine temp at various locations and they read as follows: the temp sending unit is 195-198, the thermostat housing around 190, and the upper radiator inlet is around 175. But the temp gauge reads in the middle of the gauge until driving around town it jumps up to the higher end of the operable range, which is the point where I took these readings. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 12:32:56 AM »
Before you spend time and money rebuilding it, call Holley and see if it was one of the carbs that got recalled. If yes, they will replace it. Check out this link: http://www.camaros.net/forums/18-engine/420090-holley-carb-recall.html

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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2017, 05:44:00 PM »
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Before you spend time and money rebuilding it, call Holley and see if it was one of the carbs that got recalled. If yes, they will replace it. Check out this link: http://www.camaros.net/forums/18-engine/420090-holley-carb-recall.html


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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2017, 09:55:44 PM »
Someplace, I think on this site, I saw where someone gave actual readings to where the gauge was registered. I will do some more looking, cant find it right off
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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2017, 12:57:24 AM »
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8106.msg55101;topicseen#msg55101
Or are you talking about one where Johnz gave readings?
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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2017, 02:21:42 AM »
no someone took actual temperature readings and where the needle would be on the gauge.  my z has a 180 thermostat and runs about the middle which is right where he found to be 180 if I remember. I will keep looking.
I thought I kept it as a favorite page and cant find it.
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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2017, 02:10:41 AM »
The following links discuss where I made a few simple mods to improve the cooling especially in stop and go traffic, especially at altitude (4500 feet), especially with today's gas, especially with marginal cooling systems from the factory originally (ask anyone who has or has had a mid-year big block Vette), etc....

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=12530.msg105024#msg105024

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5425.msg35377#msg35377
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Re: Temp too hot?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2017, 03:59:54 AM »
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