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Temp guage. normally needle is a bit to the left of the little symbol. weather gets hotter and i drive a bit harder or stopped at a light for a while
the needle jumps to a little after the symbol. What is a normal position for the needle to be at. should i worry?

Changed the thermostat and added water wetter when i changed the Coolant. Another question when i drained the coolant out of her the coolant in the resevoir never came out?
93 5 speed @ 80,000 miles
 

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Mine is dead centre and rarely moves at all.

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yup

Twas bad... it was leaking and causing my car to over heat like crazy.... for about a week i was going through a liter of coolant a day, just to keep it from burning up till I got it fixed...
 

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Mine is just left of the symbol and never moves even when stationary.
 

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needle thingy

when my temperature thing went bad i put a 160 in there as opposed to the 180 they said to put in there, that way my car runs cooler. i've driven the car for 8 hours straight with that thing in there and it STAYS about 1/8 to the left of the center.
 

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needle pos.

i don't remember too much about it all because it happened like a year ago but... my thermostat went bad and so i went to autozone and they told me to get a 180 degree(i think its degrees i don't remember what the number stands for exactly so don't hold me to it) thermostat. instead i got a 160 thermo. so it would keep the engine cooler. for a brand new car you usually put a higher rated thermostat in there because you want your car running hotter, its just better for new cars. however mine is 6 years old now and i don't want it running too hot. i got it at autozone, i think there's a thermostat section in there. take yours out then have a friend drive you up there and get one that looks closest to the size of the one you have. you'll also have to buy a gasket seal for it btw...really cheap. gasket=$1 and the thermostat was like MAYBE $10, i think cheaper.
 

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For what it's worth, a thermostat rating basically gives you the minimum coolant temperature (the temperature at which the spring is fully open). Chances are you'll only notice a difference when it's cool outside or when you're on the highway.
 
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