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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Do our trucks take longer to warm up?

Just replaced the thermostat in my '05 because I thought it was stuck open.When I would start it up in the cold winter weather, & let it idle for even 10 minutes, I would hop in and the temp guage barely moved. I would take my 7 mile commute thru the city to work and only a couple miles before I get there does needle finally reach normal operating temp & heater blow hot air.

After replacing thermostat, I noticed barely any change, so before I pull the thermostat again I am just wondering if these trucks take longer than the average vehicle to warm up? Or could it be something else? (I had the block heater plugged in & have a winter front on the truck.)

I have owned quite a few different trucks/cars in the past and so far this truck seems to take far longer to warm up than anything I have owned. Anyone else?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Wow, no mine warms up quick! 10 minutes and it would be toasty inside at -30. Is you fan stuck on?

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Mine warms up quick too. With the block heater plugged in at -30 and about 5 minutes of warm up time it blow hot air and the temp gauge is at 1/4. I'm wondering the same thing as maplesyrup, maybe your fan is kicking in when it shouldn't be.

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My truck is warm after 5 min drive
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you could have an airlock in the system try filling coolant cold with heater hose unhooked until coolant comes out reattach hose and finish filling overflow.


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I don't use my block heater but then again it's only -5 here, 10 minutes after start up and truck is toasty inside and heat gauge is at normal and I have a supercrew with the 4.6

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10 min to a toasty warm truck for me as well

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5mins of driving truck is up to temp. .. maybe 10 max and i'll be turning it down.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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I'm thinking airlock...

You could also test the thermostat - could be a defective unit even though it's new.

Boil some water in a pot on the stove and see if it opens up.
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I was gonna just say what you said Blue Oval ( lol )
I have had bad thermostats from different stores new only way to check them is with boiling water.

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