temp gauge reading 97 blazer
just changed the coolant.... again. what should the temperature gauge read on a 1997 chevy blazer? It start out at 100, the middle line represents 210, and ends at 260. 8 lines in between each reading. right now its reading 3 1/2 lines above the 100 mark, almost in between 100 and 210. I know the truck is supposed to run at 195 degrees, so shouldn't the gauge be just under the 210 mark? I have no other way of determining the engine temp except for the gauge. but if this info helps, I cant grasp the top radiator hose for more then 5 seconds without it burning kinda.
my truck: 1997 Chevy Blazer 4.3L