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    Default How hot should I be running

    Hi, this is my first post. Been doing some reading, looks like a good forum. I recently bought a 1966 IH 424 with 4 cyl. gas motor. I was rototilling for the first time today and it was running at about 210 degrees. This seems awful hot to me. Outside temp was only 70 degrees. The factory gauge doesn't work so I'm relying on an aftermarket one installed by the previous owner.
    Anybody know about what temp I should be running at? The manual only references not being on the H in the factory gauge.
    Thanks
    Nick

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    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
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    Default Re: How hot should I be running

    Welcome to TBN

    210 seems high, but then again............how accurate is that aftermarket guage??

    I would think 180 to 195 would be max for that year.

    Make sure screens and radiator are clear od debris......pressure washers and compressed air can bend cooling fins on radiators so be careful when cleaning.
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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