Temperature and Gear question 1970 Waggy

Discussion in 'Jeeps with the Buick Heartbeat' started by 2jeeps4me, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. 2jeeps4me

    2jeeps4me Member

    Daisy, our 70 is running great. She has 235/75-15 tires and 3:73.1 gears

    I have been driving her a bunch and on the highway at 70 she is running about 3500 RPM. At this RPM she gets up to about 210 degrees (195 thermostat) stays there.

    Is this normal?

    Around town she runs 200-205

    I used a robert shaw thermostat. I was told that these thermostats dont allow enough radiator dwell time (time to cool) for them to be useful.
  2. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Sounds like all is well to me.

  3. 2jeeps4me

    2jeeps4me Member

    I did burp it a bit took about another half gallon

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