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Cab won't heat up, unless it's idle in drive
Hey everyone, I have an interesting situation. I live in central MT where the temperature can, and does like to get to -26F. I've driven it on a few 4 hour drives, and it doesn't warm up very much at all, like the temperature gauge doesn't even move off low. I figured with a long drive it would heat up at least, but it doesn't. In the mornings I'll let it idle for 15-20 minutes before my drive and it won't warm up at all.
Normally, I would think it wouldn't warm up solely because it's flippen -25 with a -50+ windchill, however I do have a few friends here with pretty much exactly the same truck, same year etc and they have no problems warming up, weather it's for a 5 minute drive or a 5 hour drive.
Here's where something interesting happened. I've had the truck for about 4 months and it's always kind of been the same, the temperature gauge never moved off low, and I thought it was just a bad gauge. However, the other day I left it idle in drive, I just put in into a snow pile and it it didn't move, idled for about an hour in drive while I was taking care of some things, and when I got back, the truck was actually very warm and the temperature gauge was in what I would think of to be normal, first time I've ever seen it warm.
Sorry for the long post, but does anybody have an idea of what could be wrong? It's pretty inconvenient having a truck that won't warm up when it's -20F. Thanks in advance, Austin.
2005 F350 CCLB 6.0L Banks High Ram Air Intake, No kittys, stock as far as I know other than that. I do know previous owner had the banks 6 gun with the banks iQ.
2005 f350 6.0L crew cab long box, banks ram air intake, cat removed