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Until I can afford to add the appropriate gauges, can someone tell me what the standard operating ranges are for the factory gauges (water temp, oil pressure, and amp)on a 97 3500 4x4 stick? The motor has a new top end recently (yes, new themometer). Pulling a load, the temp easily goes to 190 on the gauge, and when I stop and let it idle, it stays at 190ish. How far above this is reasonable? Also, regarding shifting, whats the "range" of RPM's that the motor likes without putting my foot in it?
Can ya tell I'm a newbie??? and a cautious one too....thanks
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