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Old 01-18-2012, 07:21 AM
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Running cold?

i just got a 97 7.3, its been running a little cold, just below the n on normal, the weather hasnt been above freezing here too, do they run that cold in cold weather or could the thermostat be stuck?
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:14 AM
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nah these things are like that. Also keep in mind that the gauge is a glorified idiot light. They can read all over the place. so long as it moves at all you are good
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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I've got a grille cover in the winter, and I could also remove the fan, and it wont overheat when pulling 10k lbs for sure.
I need to bump the idle up when it's cold out, because the truck will cool down and I'll loose the heat in about 30 minutes when idling.
I think the cooling system is just over-efficient in cold climates.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:37 PM
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Sounds just like my 97. Darn thing would take forever to get warm, even with a 203* stat, really never got HOT. And my temps were at N also, really never moved all that much.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:43 AM
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Try a new tstat. Mine was like that until I swapped out for a new one. Now it will get to the"o" in normal. Good luck bud.
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