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Re: 95 Acclaim running hot or normal?
Agreed. Do a good cleaning on everything. May want to coat the head gasket with copper spray just to make sure it doesn't seep.
Only point to watch is the head bolts. Check them with a straight edge to make sure they aren't deformed and over-stretched. When you do the torque sequence, when you get to the final 90* turn, set your torque wrench to 90 lb-ft. If the head bolt doesn't hit that before you get to 90*, it's a junk bolt. If you decide to replace them, Felpro's are hit or miss on quality. Genuine Mopar bolts are available on ebay, but you should be fine re-using the stockers on a tbi motor...
One other item, buy a real Mopar valve cover seal. The Felpro's aren't the right size & leak. Found that out the hard way.... Felpro head gaskets are fine.
83 Scamp GT COTM APRIL '14
89 Daytona ES turbo, Daily driver