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I am new at this game...but love my cobra! Built last June ('04), 2400 miles on a 393 stroker and delivered to me 2 weeks ago. Drove it about 75 miles one way and the engine temp (water) never rose above 75 when on the highway. At stops, it will get to about 95+...depending on how long you sit. There is a manual fan (which I am thinking about converting to temp controlled)...but the question is...

Is my engine running too cold? Is there such a thing?

I know...better cold than hot and I haven't driven it yet in Aug. in Houston yet either. But I am just curious on comments.

Thanks and I hope to be out here more!
 

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F or C, 95C is not bad at all.

If it is F it seems awful cold to me - an EFI car wants to be warmer for sure 180+F. The oil temp should be warmer to cook out the condensation. You might want to check out the thermostat - open all the time and it might be like your description. Mine is stuck open now :D cruising and it will not warm up it take a lot of start stop to get it warm.

 

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Something sounds really funny. Is it possible that your gauges are in Celcius?

75C = 167F
95C = 203F

Those numbers would be right!

-R
 

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Yes, its running too cold. Mine was running at 150F and I changed to a hotter thermostat and have gotten it up to 170F. Best operating temp for engine is 180-210. Running too cold is not good for it. Must be something wrong if its running that cold. Does it have a thermostat in it? Either that or you may have a faulty sender or gauge.
 

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It sounds like it's running right about where it should then.

R :D
 

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Assuming the gauge is reading F and not C, you are running way to cold. The engine wants to run 185-200. I suspect either Thermostat is stuck open or there is no thermostat at all. Put in a 185 or 195 degree thermostat. If you are changing fan over to automatic, have it come on at about 210, otherwise it will be on all the time.

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See Aron, I told you it was to cold.........at least in F. Celsius guages, geez you really did want to go British authentic
 

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Britsh authentic??

Check that, guys I am pretty sure that in the 60s the Brit's were still running Feet, Inches and Fairenheit (sp?) Maybe one of our islanders will chime it there.

 

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I'm not an Englishman but worked on British cars from the 50's and 60's for several years and at that time most of the gauges where in Fairenheit. As a side note most of them was also positive ground YIKES!!!! :eek:
 

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kenny, your right...to be completely honest...I never saw the "C" and assumed American F...I do want to add an automatic fan temp relay...

I saw the 100 fetish...even a little scared to type it here...
 
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