coolant temp ?
I put an electric fan in my truck and took the mechanical fan off for less drag on the engine. Works great but there is a problem - my mil keep coming on for "engine coolant temp insignificant for closed loop operation" thing I now Ė the engine runs fine and the cooling system is working fine. But my fan is kicking on too early not allowing the engine to get up to proper temp for closed loop. What I forgot to do - before I took the old fan off I forgot to get the temp of the coolant at normal operating temp. I've looked all over in my shop manuals at work and it says 180 but that is what I have the fan set at so I know thatís wrong. My question - what should the proper operating temp be for a 99 3.0 auto 4x4 - thinking like 195-200 I donít want to go over the proper temp I just put this engine in and will not take the chance of overheating this engine so I didnít want to just jump to a 210 switch for the fan with out finding the proper temp for this engine. Any help would be great and much appreciated.
99 ranger 3.0 auto 4x4
33x10.5 wranlger ta
body lift - glass pack - tinted - rollbar - sun visor - custom gauges - sway bars removed
over 120,000 miles