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Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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Water temp

What is the water temp susposed to run on these things?

Since it's been cold (under 30), I see about 180 max and see drops down to 172 when decelerating. I'm wondering if my gas mileage is suffering, because it's not warm enough. I gained 1mpg with my 6.0 diesel with a new thermostat, when it wouldn't get above 180 and stay at 190.

Do I have a defective thermostat? or are these things cooler running?
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How do you know the water temp? Are you using a Scangauge?
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Yes, a scanguage.
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That sounds about right. When I was at the Ohio meet, my water temps never escalated over 215. That was flat out, uphill with 15k lbs + behind it for a mile or so. Fans never even came on.

I'll try and remember to monitor it some tomorrow when I'm running errands.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:56 PM
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Today's findings are after 3 miles it peaked at 188 then dropped to 177 in half a mile, and held til I came to a stop 7 miles later and it dropped to 168. Did the same on the return trip. Would only come up to 177 after a few miles.

Heater shure felt great at that 188, not so much at 170.
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My Edge CS Monitor shows 205 most of the time. That is the cylinder head temp. It won't show me the water temp.
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Anybody else have water temp readings? Dealers don't want to mess with it till it gets colder.

I'm ready to trade back to a V10, 5.4 or a newer Dodge? What's the best deal?

Only reason I went to a 6.2 was the get the 4 door and a gas for faster heat in winter. Most my miles are in the winter.
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Anybody else have water temp readings? Dealers don't want to mess with it till it gets colder.

I'm ready to trade back to a V10, 5.4 or a newer Dodge? What's the best deal?

Only reason I went to a 6.2 was the get the 4 door and a gas for faster heat in winter. Most my miles are in the winter.
Put a cover on it or is there room to put a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator?

That is what I used to do short of the cover.
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Update, put in a napa thermostat today. Went for a short 1/2 mile drive due to visibility. Had readings of 191-197 degrees. Not long enough to really tell heat output but should be way better than the 179 high I had going to NAPA. Will update if gas mileage also increases.
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Wow, depending on wind direction I now see 193- 197 degrees. Feels like a Ford again (having to turn down the heat since it gets quite warm now).

I do would say for certain my MPG's have climbed back to a respectable 13-14+ for winter.
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thanks for reporting back that you fixed your issue.
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