Is my 95 f150 running hot?
I have a 95 F150, 302, auto, ext cab long bed, 100,500 miles.
The gauge on the dash shows engine temp hot at the "A" in normal.
The fan clutch was shot, I replaced the clutch, t-stat, sending unit
for the gauge and drained the cooling system. The water pump didn't have
any play, and a slight bit of drag (normal for the impeller in coolant?)
Now I'm running a little cooler, the gauge in "R-M." The a/c has no effect, in fact the a/c blows cold. and running the heater has no effect in temp gauge. No codes stored in pcm. Using a infrared temp gun, the t-stat housing is at 198 deg, the intake behind the t-stat is 204 deg or so. the upper radiator inlet at about 185deg and the water pump inlet is about 158deg. These were taking at operating temp (i think) with the engine running. Never boils over, dosnt push anything out to the overflow bottle. Do I have a more indepth cooling system problem, (thinkning radaitor / water pump? or a guage problem, or is this normal?