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97 chevy pickup running temp

We replaced the motor in a 97 chevy pickup 350 5.7l and the temp is running around 210, is that a normal temp or should I be looking for a cooling problem

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That's not really that unusual of a temp. 195-210 is a normal range. If you'd like, you may try installing a 195 degree t'stat. As well, make sure your cooling system, (radiator, heater hoses, and water passages in the block) are in good order. If this engine previously used the "orange" GM coolant, they were bad to clog up hoses and passages. I had to take all my hoses off, as well as water pump and thermostat and run pressure hose through all the orifices to get the gunk out.

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