Correct Running temp for 2006 5.3?

DDonnie

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Mar 26, 2012
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Just like the title says, anybody know the correct running temp for a 5.3? I'm running at 194 and i just want to make sure this isnt too cold. I can replace the thermostat if need be.
 

Jkust

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Dec 4, 2011
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I've just got a couple slashes on my 9-7 guage. it's just a half of a needle thickness to the right of the center slash fwiw.
 

TangoBravo

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Dec 5, 2011
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Typically your guage will default to 210-220 but if you scan it you will fine a true number closer to what your seeing. I still have the stock thermastate in mine and even at -40° my TB can still maintain operating temp.
 

DDonnie

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But what is operating temp?
 

TangoBravo

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Dec 5, 2011
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DDonnie said:
But what is operating temp?

195° is the official number your looking for when hooked up to a scan tool. Really 190°-200° is not uncommon.
 

DDonnie

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TangoBravo said:
195° is the official number your looking for when hooked up to a scan tool. Really 190°-200° is not uncommon.

Exactly what i was looking for. Thanks so much for the help!
 

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