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What temp should my VP run at?

richie_cky

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Hey,
My VP's temp will sit at about 1/4 of the gauge when travelling along, but when stopped or moving very slowly, the temp will rise to half before the thermo fans kick in. Should the temp always rise to half...or should it sit a bit above 1/4 even when stopped or at lights etc?
 

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Mine never sits at half... always around a quarter.

Make sure you use the good coolant not the cheap stuff in the VN/VP's. It has to be atleast to holden specs for the VN onwards and I personally use complete concentrate, no water.

Other than that its probably just your thermostat or something... Check the coolant level is ok in the overflow bottle then check under your radiator cap to make sure the coolant is up to the cap underneath, if its not you have a blockage in your radiator/cooling system somewhere.
 

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I think thats pretty normal, when I stop or in traffic it goes to half way, fan kicks in and drops it back. Mines a VR but its pretty much the same as the VN engine.
 
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My VP sits on the first line on a average day, But does slowly creep up with the A/C on.
 

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Mine runs cooler with the a/c on (due to the thermo fan always being on with the a/c):p

Mine never gets passed half, and usually sits above 1/4 when driving and moves up to just under halfway when stopped....

I used the holden coolant when i fixed my thermostat :)
 

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mine sits at about 65-70deg..
Buy a temp gauge, best money ever spent :D
 

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mine only ever sits at about half and the fan kicks in at about 3 quarters, there must be sumthing wrong there...
 

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My car ussaly sits on about 1/6 driving normaly then if im sitting at the lights on a hot day usally gets to around 1/4-1/2
 

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ok i think there is definently sumthing wrong with mine then if everyones sits on about a quarter or less, mine would only sit on that if it has been idling for 5 mins or less. i dont know what it could possibly be though, just this year i replaced both head gaskets and inlet manifold gaskets cos the block was blocked and it stopped the overheating problem... should i be running a colder thermostat or should the fan be kicking in earlier then at about 3/4s, if so how do i do that??
 

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damm my temp guage reads about 90deg
 
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