Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
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?