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I6 temperature range Normal?

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Quick question for you all. I have a new (to me) ‘76 CJ7 with an inline 6 cylinder motor. It was a restomod so I’m not too sure what the previous shop did. That said, it has a new radiator, new hoses, looks like a new thermostat housing (or at least cleaned up). I don’t know about the thermostat. My question is, is this normal operating range for the I6? The needle stays there and is in the green but seems to be on the hot side. Normal?

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I have the same setup in my '81 CJ5 I6 as you do in your pic. No shroud, 4 blade fan, looks like original radiator in mine.....with new cap.

My temp gauge reads where yours is, 114* outside, crawling around on desert trails at 2-4 mph.

I completely agree with baldfatdad, $25 for an IF temp gun at HF, and see what your temp really is in relation to your gauge.

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Within a degree or two at what temp where it shows on your gauge?
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