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Basically I need to know what my antifreeze dial should read. I'm wondering if the needle should be closer to the cool side or dead on in the middle? Also how often should I be replacing my coolant?

While im driving the thermostat will stay at the c and then slowly rise to the middle of the dial. Where exactly should the needle be? Closer to the cool side or dead on in the middle?

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Center gauge is good.

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