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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Not so hot?

I searched for this and all I got was overheating threads...

Well mine is doing the opposite... Or so it says. For about two weeks now whenever I drive the temp guage never shows the engine getting to a decent operating temperature.

Just so you know what I'm talking about, this is after driving for about 30-40 minutes at about 70mph.



Thermostat? I don't know enough about this stuff yet to diagnose it myself...

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 12:32 AM
 
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I've found that my V8 loves to run alittle cooler than normal. I just have to find a way to make it stay that cool on the 100 degree days down here. I actually gain a couple MPG driving when the suns down and the temp guage is about 1/4 the way like yours. Maybe someone else can shead some light if it will harm something....
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Yeh, the thing that has me curious is that I've had the car for about a year and a half and this is the first time it has done that. Usually it goes straight to the center and stays there.

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Thermostat?
Chuck,

I had the same thing in our old Escort. Changed the t-stat and it went back to normal.

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Chuck,

I had the same thing in our old Escort. Changed the t-stat and it went back to normal.

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Yeh I'm figuring as much, I just wanted to check with everyone to see if there was anything else that might be causing it!

Thanks for the input!

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Yeh so I threw in a new thermostat and it warmed right up!

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Yeh so I threw in a new thermostat and it warmed right up!

Thanks for the help!

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Huh! My 94 has done that since the day I got it. I always just assumed it was the way the factory gauge read. I'll have to swap my tstat out now and see if it goes to normal.

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Yeh I figured for 10 bucks I'll change it out. I don't know if there are any bad effects of having it read cold, but I don't want to take the chance... I'm too poor to fix anything bigger!

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not to jack your thread , but my gauge doesnt move at all, would this be caused by a bad t-stat also ? thanks
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You know I have the same issue... I had a scanner on it a couple of days ago and when it was right around the same spot as yours CaliHwyPatrol it was reading 195.
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My T-bird did that a while back..started goin past the 1/2 point when it was in D..not OD. Tstat
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your tstat was probably stuck open. Better that than stuck closed heh. But if the engine doesnt get to operating temperature it can create more wear on the engine.
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