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'87 5000CS TQW Temperature Question, please.
Hello and thanks again,
I have a 1987 5000CS TQW. I am wondering what the normal range of
temperatures are (per the guage). I recently installed anew temp sending
switch (witht he aid and assistance of several of you - Thanks!). The
guage works fine now but today after about a week, the car started to run
seemingly hotter than I'd ever seen it before - not that high up on the
guage just less than the 2 dots around the 3/4 mark) but it never before
went more than a hair above middle with the old guage (when it was
working) - even in the steepest climbs or the most deadly crawling
The fluid still seems to be circulating and there seems to be enough of
it. I only lost a couple of onces of fluid when I changed the switch. I
am wondering if perhaps:
1. this is normal and the new temp guage is just reading differently than
2.Maybe there was a small air pocket that showed up now after a week.
3. Perhaps there is something off witht the thermastat.
Any thoughts or experience would obviously be welcomed.
And again, thanks for all the help in the past...