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Old 07-28-2020, 11:14 PM   #3
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Just my two cents...I actually think the coolant temp gauge in these is fairly accurate. With the thermostat in proper working order I used to be able to see when it would creep up to a little before the halfway point then open and start cooling down. Assuming that the thermostat is working correctly the high point before it cools down would be probably a little above 170 degrees.

I'd probably go with oil pressure and battery voltage.
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