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Old 05-29-2002, 03:32 PM
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After 4K miles in the 560 I find 80-82*C to be the norm in temps up to 100*F. You need to get a coolant mixture tester, like $2 at the local Pep-Boys. Like Jim suggested aim for a 40-45% coolant to 55-60% water mix, and a bottle of water wetter (I run 45/55 on the 560).

Also check that hose that Earl suggested.
Mike Tangas
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