how hot is too hot?

slideordie

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im just curious how hot these engines should run? at about 60 mph my trcuk is turns 2600rpms and gets up to about 200degrees is that okay? this is when its about 60degrees outside.
 

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200 is fine. Max safe operating temp is 240-245 if I remember right. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

I cruise about 220 @ 65 Loaded in Hot summer day w/ AC blastin
 

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Yeah that seems normal to me. My temps are about 190* going into town (goes from 1500' to 500' in 15 miles), and about 195-200 going from town to home. I've never seen anything over 200* yet, but its been cold here since I got the gauge installed, and I havent pulled anything.
 

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i have noticed that going up a steep grade pulling nothing that it does shoot up to 205 210. but i havent pulled anything yet to no what temps i would have.
 

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