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237 to 240 degrees is when damage can happen to the engine. At this temperature the plastic water grommets in the spacer plate under the head will begin to melt. If the truck continues to be driven, the temperature will rise to over 250 degrees and at that point, the oil is too thin to do it's job and you will begin to wipe out rod and main bearings. It will not take but a minute or so to lose a bearing at this temperature.
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Correct. If your temperature did not go above 230 degrees, the engine should not be hurt at all.
The fan should not run all the time. If your fan is running all the time, you may have a partially clogged radiator. That is what I would suspect. You do not have a water pump or thermostat problem or it would overheat all the time.
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Yes. Having the fuel turned up is a factor in the engine running hotter than normal and making the fan stay on. The engine is producing more heat than it is designed to and will cause the engine to run hotter.
I would have the temperature gauge on the engine verified if you haven;t already. You are correct, the fan should come on around 205. It is possible that your temperature gauge may be off and not reading accurately. I would put a temperature heat gun on the engine and see how compares with the gauge.