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Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

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Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by Jvkeup » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Hey all!
I recently replaced my radiator as well as performed a coolant system flush and was just curious if this is an ideal area for my temperature gauge to be at? This is just more of an OCD thing since I know the gauge is more a dummy instrument and isn’t the tell all be all!
Side info: coolant levels are ideal and the car has no CEL.

Thanks a ton for viewing!


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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 pm

These gauges have three readings

COLD
OK
OVERHEAT

you are OK

I actually mapped the ticks on my 1999 gauge one morning, now that's OCD.


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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by vovo850 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm

when my gauge works that is where it sits when my wagon is warmed up.


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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by jreed » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:15 am

Agreed. Looks like it's in the typical range for a normal reading. My '97 855 GLT reads in the middle (needle pointing to 3 o'clock) when warmed up.


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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by callahanoffroad » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 am

Looks good to me... Though something is wrong with your clock. :-)


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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by Jvkeup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 pm
These gauges have three readings

COLD
OK
OVERHEAT

you are OK

I actually mapped the ticks on my 1999 gauge one morning, now that's OCD.
Good to know, Thanks! and i bet that was interesting lol.



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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by Jvkeup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am

vovo850 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm
when my gauge works that is where it sits when my wagon is warmed up.
Sweet. Thanks for the response!



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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by Jvkeup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:23 am

jreed wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:15 am
Agreed. Looks like it's in the typical range for a normal reading. My '97 855 GLT reads in the middle (needle pointing to 3 o'clock) when warmed up.
I figured it should be in the 3 o'clock range, thanks for confirming!



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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by Jvkeup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 am

callahanoffroad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 am
Looks good to me... Though something is wrong with your clock. :-)
Hahaha, I still havent tackled that yet. :D



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Re: Volvo 850 GLT Wagon Temperature Question

Post by greg850r » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:37 pm

Jvkeup wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 am
callahanoffroad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 am
Looks good to me... Though something is wrong with your clock. :-)
Hahaha, I still havent tackled that yet. :D
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