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Unread 05-31-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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what temperature should my jeep be running at??

i own a 1994 jeep cherokee 2.5L manual.

i recently hooked up my water temperature sending unit and now my temperature gauge works.. it normally runs at 220-230degrees... is that normal??

i know in my other car thats HOT.. but someone told me that jeeps tend to run hot.. so i was just wondering how normal it is

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Unread 05-31-2006, 10:53 AM   #2
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My '88 4 Ltr. runs about 220*, all year long, doesn't matter what weather or load I put on it....changed to the open-style system, didn't make much of a diff, except got rid of that POS pressure bottle. Most guys I talk to say their rigs run about 210*....
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Unread 05-31-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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right around 210*
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Unread 05-31-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
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I think mine is broken.

It used to run really hot, around 210.

Now it hardly ever gets that hot unless I'm sitting in heat/traffic.
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Unread 05-31-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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mine runs @215 with the a/c on...
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Unread 05-31-2006, 11:33 AM   #6
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Mine runs at 210.
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Unread 05-31-2006, 07:28 PM   #7
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210 here also..
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Unread 05-31-2006, 10:51 PM   #8
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150-210. It only goes over 210 when im in 4low.
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Unread 05-31-2006, 11:29 PM   #9
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yeah, even when driving down the highway, it runs at 190 ish, should be maybe 5 degrees better than that even when I put the new radiator on tomorrow. We'll see.
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Unread 06-01-2006, 09:05 AM   #10
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Mine runs at 210.
Mine is right around that too.
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Unread 06-01-2006, 10:02 AM   #11
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mine runs anywhere from 190 to 210... the norm is 190 but sitting in the heat or when Im trying to get somewhere fast it runs at 210...
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Unread 06-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #12
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hmmm considering i live in south florida where its 90degress outside, i would say 220-230 is normal for me lol
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Unread 06-01-2006, 01:18 PM   #13
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I would say thats a "Hot" normal operating temp. If you're climbing or towing then maybe thats not bad.
I just sold my 94 w/a 2.5l and it would run at 190 or so tops.
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Unread 06-01-2006, 05:41 PM   #14
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Mine runs at 180. I have a 180 thermostat though. When i am in traffic it creeps up to 200, but never over that.
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