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Old April 29th, 2018, 02:22 AM
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Hello, new here. I have a 1981 F100 with a 302 and manual transmission. The truck reads on the “A” of the “NORMAL” lettering on the temperature gauge. Is this acceptable or too hot?
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hard to say
you will need to check the temp
pull the rad cap off & stick a thermometer in there

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Today's method is use an infrared thermometer at the thermostat housing. It needs to be checked under pressure.

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