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Old 10-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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When I am cruising on the freeway I noticed that I run very cool, just a little past 160. Sitting at stop lights it will eventually climb. Just wondering if im getting too much cold air?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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You might have a 160* t stat
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I wish I had this problem :/ yeah check the stat... You def shouldn't be worried. Unless your temp gauge could be off... I know in third gens they are about 20 degrees off but usually on the high side.
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You might want to check that , you want cooling system consistency for thermal efficiency reasons . Last thing you want is a motor not reaching correct operating temp while on the highway. If you put your foot down hard while not warmed up you can suck a valley gasket due to different expansion rates ,eg alloy heads expand much faster than iron blocks.
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When I am cruising on the freeway I noticed that I run very cool, just a little past 160. Sitting at stop lights it will eventually climb. Just wondering if im getting too much cold air?
You might have a 160 thermostat, however temp fluctuation / temp rising when sitting is normal in 4th gens. The fans don't always run.

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The PCM will complete the ground path for cooling fan relay #1 under any of the following conditions:

When engine coolant temperature exceeds 105C (221F).
When A/C is requested and ambient temperature is greater than 10C (50F).
When A/C refrigerant pressure is greater than 190 psi (2 volts).

For high speed cooling fans operation, the PCM will delay control of the cooling fan #2 and #3 relays for 6 seconds. The 6 second delay ensures that the cooling fan electrical load will not exceed the capacity of the system. The PCM will complete the ground paths for cooling fan relays #1, #2, and #3 under any of the following conditions:

When engine coolant temperature exceeds 113C (235F).
When A/C refrigerant pressure is greater than 275 psi (2.9 volts).
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I have installed a few thermostats in this car, my first one used to stick closed until it was about in the red, my second one used to be all over the place, and now this one. I live in Colorado and it gets down into the single digits, so if I'm not getting up to correct operating temp, could this hurt my engine?
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Colder engines wear faster.
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Colder engines wear faster.
This.... Also not as efficient
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