I'm bubba. I got a 5.4 v8 ford van from 1998. I just replaced a cracked radiator on it.
But now, I swear my upper radiator hose is hotter than it outta be.
My odb-ii computer scanner says the coolant temp is 192.2 at the mostest.
However... i wouldn't expect if I stuck my hand in some 192.2 water just as an experiment that it would reallt be a thang.
... but when i stick my hand on the upper radiator hose and it is L I T E R A L L Y hotter than the sun.
Actually , not literally hotter than the sun cuz well... that would a straight up dumb ass thing to say since the sun is "literally" billions of degrees and my eyebrows woulda melted even if I come a million miles in proximity of it.... But I guess I'm just usin the word for emphasis like the kids do nowdays. It's HOT is what I mean. If I was artistic about it... I'd say it was "hot like a hot place."
But, anyway... I cain't even hold onto it for more than half a second before it becomes unbearbaly hot ya understand?
I think I could fry an egg on it.
However my odb-ii computer syays its 192.2 and the dash needle is in the normal place.
But... I'm scared... cuz... I used to have a Honda civic (1998 also... good year, I guess)... and I remember my nightmare began with a radiator replacement... then it led to a upper radiator hose explosion.. then head gasket diagnosis...
...oh god somebody elighten me please.