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Old 12-30-2012, 04:53 PM
iitywygms iitywygms is offline
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Default new thermostat slow reaching operating temp

Hi all:

Recently replaced the thermostat in my truck.
No problems to speak of other than it takes much loner to reach normal operating temp. With my old thermostat, it would get to operating temp in 8 or 9 minutes. New one takes 20 or 30 minutes. And is slowly rises in temp. Where as the old on would go from cold to normal temp quickly.
I replaced the original one because the engine would overheat, then go back to normal really quick.
The new one never overheats, but just seems to take a lot longer reach normal operating temp.
Is this normal? The heater and everything work normally.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: new thermostat slow reaching operating temp

Sounds like a bad one, just replace it again I would say, with an OE replacement.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:12 AM
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Default Re: new thermostat slow reaching operating temp

Ya I can do that.
The engine would overheat if I put it in upside down right? I pretty much know it would but want to ask anyway.
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