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    Water Temperature??

    Hey Ive got a 98 TA and I recently had a water pump go bad. Well, I got a new pump, thermostat, hoses, and of course new antifreeze. Well before the pump went bad the water temperature guage never really moved and it stayed cool through the whole run. But after all that new stuff was put in, the water temperature really moves up and down from 180-215 maybe 220. Is 215 to hot for the LS1? It has gotten pretty hot here lately in South Mississippi but im just worried that it might be running to hot even after all that new stuff was put on. Also id like to know what peoples cars are running in the south were it gets really hot. Just want to make sure nothing is wrong with the cooling still.

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    At least you have a working '98 gauge, mines a dummy and stays just under 210 - with stock fan temps probably normal if your fluid levels are OK. Someone with a real gauge will chime in.

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    Mine is always under 210 unless im driving around town. Stop and go every block, slow driving, etc then it goes over 210 but only a little.

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    I have an iron block in mine with an aftermarket water temp. gauge.

    I have had it close to 210 but never over. I am sure it will probably go over that a little bit if I get stuck in some stop and go traffic when it is real hot outside.
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    Ok thanks Yall,

    Yeah, It was pretty hot today in South Mississippi and I was in stop and go traffic. It just made me wonder if thats alittle to hot for these cars. But the car ran smooth and didnt show any signs of having problems.

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    I think the gauges in the 98's were the only ones that really worked. The 99 + cars were dummy gauges only indicating an overtemp condition. Atleast thats what I have been told. Dono how true that is. I do know that my gauges actually measures the temp. I can tell when im driving 70-80 it stays prety cool and when Im in traffic it pops up quite a bit. Granted its not really accurate enough to read unless its on the specific temp indicated.

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