Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
Operating temps of the Vortec 7.4 L (454)

I have a 2001 Fleetwood Jamboree (24') with the Chevy Vortec 7400 engine (454). 18k miles. On a cool day (haven't driven in the summer yet; new) the temp gauge hovers around 210 degrees. (middle of the temp range). Is this what most folks are seeing for typical operating temperature?
__________________

__________________
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-29-2011, 07:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
George Schweikle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,201
It could be the gauge. My experience with a 1995 and 1999 GM chassis RV is that the dashboard temperature gauges are not very accurate. I added aftermarket gauges on both of these RV's and found the dash gauges were reading low, not high.

1995: GM 6.5 diesel. Added a temperature gauge and sending unit
1999: GM 7.4l gas. Added a Scanguage

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderso View Post
I have a 2001 Fleetwood Jamboree (24') with the Chevy Vortec 7400 engine (454). 18k miles. On a cool day (haven't driven in the summer yet; new) the temp gauge hovers around 210 degrees. (middle of the temp range). Is this what most folks are seeing for typical operating temperature?
__________________

__________________
George Schweikle Lexington, KY
1999 Safari TREK 2830, FMCA 190830, Safari International chapter
1995 Safari TREK 2630, 1983 Winnebago Chieftain, 1976 Midas Mini
George Schweikle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
Member
 
puddintang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clarkesville, Ga
Posts: 56
Can't speak for the vortec but the newer engines do run higher temps due to emissions. My V10 stays around 204 degrees.
__________________
Puddintang
2011 Jayco
Greyhawk 31fk
puddintang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 07:53 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 71
vortec's come with a 195 deg thermostat.
if you are normally at 210, it is the gauge or a bad thermostat.

i use scan gauge to check eng temp.
my P32 chassi guages are inaccurate.
__________________
RayN
2000 Safari Trek 7.4L
raycon9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tranny temps powerboatr Allison Transmission Forum 8 06-28-2011 10:53 AM
1997 itasca 454 vortec misses on hill climbs EGGFOOT Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 03-07-2010 10:47 AM
86 chevy 454 operating temp chuck7 MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 09-24-2007 07:44 PM
1998 chev 7.4 Vortec chassis question Marqui Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 14 05-16-2006 05:22 PM
8.1L GM Vortec 8100 -- Still the King of Gas Motor Home Power DriVer RV Industry Press 4 07-22-2005 08:55 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.