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Ok, so does the temp gauge never get above barely warm or something or did someone swap in a 160 degree t stat before i got it?

Its like in the operating range about 1/4 or 1/3 the way up, all my other cars sit in the middle w a stock temp tstat

Only reason i ask is ive seen 2 youtube videos w the temp gauge at the same place, and my fan kicks on at idle from time to time
 

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No its not normal noob. The gauge should be halfway or its not at operating temp period.
 

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Can't say I've had that experience. I've been in cars that were barely off the cold mark up to 1/3 on the gauge and not up to operating temp still running cold start enrichment. Mine cars personally have always been 1/2 on gauge.
 

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Ok, i was just worried i was staying too cold and was leaving closed loop off the table
 

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Oh shit i better tell my buddy, he runs jdm h22 on usdm auto tranny d16 radiator, says it "almost never" goes past halfway. Thanks for the good info
 

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It's a Honda ... half-ish is about right.

My experiences have been:-

Civic D16Z6 auto = gauge a needle-width below half
The same engine fitted to a DB9 Integra (manual) = same gauge reading
Civic coupe D16Y7 manual = gauge a needle-width above half
Prelude H22A5 = gauge almost exactly half (2 cars the same)
Accord H22A7 = gauge approx. half plus or minus a needle width (and only significantly higher when I blew the head gasket!)
 

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He says it ran at 50% before and after swap, i guess ill justswap in a stock temp fail open unit and see what it does
 

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Nahhh because it moves in proportion to airflow and use and i can tell when the tstat opens. I can look up a test, and maybe clean up the connections today but idk.
 

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97 Acura CL F22B1 sits at just below Half
92 Civic Sedan D16Y8 motor swap sits 1/3 to half
12 Wifes Odyssey J35A7 rides same as Acura

I would question my sedan more then the other two, it should show warmer, but with all my wiring issues and other bullshyt I am surprised it worked at all.
 

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Stock temp gauge (92-95 esp) doesn't move from 150-210 degrees, same "deadspot" as the fuel level gauge at 3/4 tank.

This is proper gauge level....

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Thats dead nuts where mine sits, thanks for the pics and peace of mind
 

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grill opening was 80% blocked off as well. When my old D15Beast7 was on a mileage run, I couldn't keep temps up where I wanted them, I had a separate water temp gauge to compare with.

 

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*not my car*



Im confused. if it sits like this, or just slightly off of parallel that means its running hotter than it should?
 

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That's the normal temp. They just printed the gauge face offset a bit so the needle ended up being straight.
 

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whew. makes me feel better, but now I still want to go check coolant levels
 
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