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New gauges
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:20:15 PM »
I put a set of direct reading Oil Pressure and Water Temp gauges in my newly acquired 73 Squire today. Can't stand idiot lights. Need to know what's happening. I was pleasantly surprised to see 60 pounds of oil pressure and water temp never over 190 degrees.

Does this sound typical?

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Re: New gauges
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »
My 71 with a 2.3 runs about 175 or so with a 160deg thermostat and about 45 psi oil when warmed up at idle.

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Re: New gauges
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 08:46:33 PM »
Thanks. So sounds like reasonable numbers. Forgot to mention, mine is a 2000 with 95K on the Odo.

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Re: New gauges
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 10:14:12 PM »
Nothing wrong with those numbers at all.
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Re: New gauges
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »
Sounds all good to me..
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Re: New gauges
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 04:49:47 PM »
All sounds good to me.