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1986 Ford Econoline 350 Temp Guage Problem

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I have a Tioga motorhome that is run by a Ford econoline 350 engine. My temp guage is always to the far right. The guage shows a "C Normal H". The needle always shows right on the L of the word normal. If it moves any further it would be to hot but it never does. Is this normal for this vehicle or should the needle show more center. Im trying to figure out if im running to hot. I hope Im making sense.

Thanks,

Jakub

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    False overheating?

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The gauge can very well be "lying" to you.

As a precaution, I would do a routine cooling system service on it. This includes completely flushing the coolant, replacing the thermostat and radiator cap (believe it or not, a bad cap can cause issues too).

On the few Fords I have owned, mine were always in the middle, or to the left of the middle.

Motor homes should run cooler actually, beings as they tend to have heavy duty large capacity cooling systems.

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Have you ever replaced the thermostat some thermostats run hotter than others and could cause it but it can also just be you need a service

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