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Old 02-27-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Not sure why my previous post didn't get any responses, but I'd really like to know the normal water temperature for a 94 Ranger 4.0L engine. I just had an aftermarket gauge installed and want to know if what mine is reading is normal.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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not sure about the 4.0l but my 2.9 usually sits around 160 with the outside temp around 0-15 C*
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it depends on what temperature thermostat is installed...
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Normal operating temperature for most engines today is 195*, give or take a couple.shady
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That's what mine runs at. 180-200 during the hot summer months.
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OEM thermostat is 195 degrees.
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mtnrgr, the factory gauges arent that consistant. you could warm two different rangers up to 200 degrees and one factory gauge would be on the "O" and one would be on the "N".

a real, mechanical water temp gauge is the only way to go for accurate engine coolant temp readings.
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195 is regular mines a little lower unless its way out of that range you shouldnt worry
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