moparvwfreak Posted August 17, 2008 Report Share Posted August 17, 2008 on a 73 L16 620 where should the temp be??? when i ran water, just water, init the temp was around 1/2 way up the gauge. with a good 50/50 mix it goes between 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up the gauge. any ideas why it would do this??? water pump, thermostat, rad cap are new and the rad is a used one but not leaking. and yes pressure is good when its hot. now for the runability issue. on a flat or down hill in 1st gear no issues. but if i am on a hill going up the truck will bog bad enough it almost dies. i could floor it and it'll still bog, spit and sputter till i am at around 10mph or so then it picks right up and goes like mad. ideas??? i know the timing is off but i cant adjust it anymore. its retarded as much as possible to get it close to what it SHOULD be timed at. mine is around 10* and spec is 5* if memory serves. valves are adjusted to .008 in so all is good there. i am gonna check the exhaust ones. i think those may be to tight. thanks guys! Quote Link to comment
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