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Running Warm I have 95 Chevy Z71 w/ 350. Normally runs right under 210 deg but recently runs around 220 +... I changed to cooler thermastat about a year ago.. any ideas

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It sound like either the cooling fan clutch is not operating properly or the radiator needs to be pulled and roded out by a radiator shop, 1 other thing, are you sure the temp guage is accurate? you can test this by using a scan tool on the engine control computer, tap into the ECT sensor for the injection.

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