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Vg V6 running temperature

Pete O

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Don't take my post as Gospel, but when I was researching which one to buy this in the end is what persuaded me to not go with the three core. The original is a 2 core and I was told it is sufficient on a V6.
What temp does yours run at???
 

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Mine has a bleed screw in the housing but waiting for the bastard to get hot enough was what made me give up. I normally wait it out it but it got dark because it took so long to get hot.
 

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What temp does yours run at???
1/3 on the stock gauge not sure what temp that is. Once it climbs to about 1/2 way and a bit the thermos kick in and it drops down to normal temp.
 

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Mine has a bleed screw in the housing but waiting for the bastard to get hot enough was what made me give up. I normally wait it out it but it got dark because it took so long to get hot.
I’m thinking a bleed screw is gonna be the way to go, saves a lot of guessing & tantrums.
 

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I'd actually like it to run a bit hotter as the heater doesn't get warm enough unless the temp is around 1/2 way on the gauge.
 

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1/3 on the stock gauge not sure what temp that is. Once it climbs to about 1/2 way and a bit the thermos kick in and it drops down to normal temp.
Ok sounds a lot cooler than mine. I might try the stock gauge again as I put another dash in it yesterday as the odometer wasn’t working in the old one.
 

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Where is the thermostat housing on the early Buick? Can you fit a VR housing with bleed screw?
 

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Where is the thermostat housing on the early Buick? Can you fit a VR housing with bleed screw?
Totally different housing, only has one bolt and an O ring & it’s at the back under the throttle body. It’s a real fun job replacing a thermostat.
 

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Different manifold hey. Would a later model manifold fit? I know there are some differences with the rocker gear with later models. But not sure what else they changed.
 

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Did you turn the heater on when bleeding the system?
 
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