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Old 01-08-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Year: 1998

What's the average temp that the gauge should read if my skoolie with a dt466 engine is going down the highway at 45-50mph?
(On the side of the highway now 😕)

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Old 01-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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Chassis: thomas
Engine: 8.3 cummins
Rated Cap: 11 window
195-200 why whats going on. i have another motor but i see it going up and down as the thermo opens and closes
living in a bus down by the river.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #3
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH 3800
Engine: Navistar DT466E
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My 1998 DT466e runs 198-204, mostly around 200F. If you hit 210 for more than a few seconds without the fan clutch locking-up hard, something is wrong. By 215 you need to shut down because you are about to damage some expensive parts. Hit 220 and its game over.

Key point: THE FACTORY GAUGES CAN LIE. A ScanGauge D saved my butt when the fan clutch failed. The factory gauge said 200, and the ScanGauge kept climbing. So I shut it down and dodged a bullet. Whew! Spend the $160 bucks for a ScanGauge!
"You can finally say you have enough horsepower when you leave two black streaks from corner to corner"
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