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6.0 Temp?

Hey guys quick question.

How long does it take for your 6.0 to reach normal operating temp?

Mine takes a good 15-20 miles before it gets anywhere near where it should be according to the guage and that is in 50-60 degree outside temp. If I let it just sit there for 10-15 min and idle the trans warms up to temp quick but the engine guage never moves.

Let me know what you think.
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Hey guys quick question.

How long does it take for your 6.0 to reach normal operating temp?

Mine takes a good 15-20 miles before it gets anywhere near where it should be according to the guage and that is in 50-60 degree outside temp. If I let it just sit there for 10-15 min and idle the trans warms up to temp quick but the engine guage never moves.

Let me know what you think.
my truck doesn't take THAT long. If I drive my truck everyday it warms up faster then if it sits for a couple days. on average it takes about 10 mins for it to reach normal operating temp. there might be an issue with the trucks engine sensors telling your dash how hot it is. but I would assume that would set a CEL. good luck man.

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I'd guess around 10 minutes or so. But I live in South Texas.

It's funny: a lot of the guys on the site say they let theirs idle for 10-15 minutes in cold weather and that gets the motor warm. But the owner's manual on my 07 says that idling won't adequately warm the motor

So mostly I just drive mine gently until the temp climbs into the operating range.

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Thats the best thing to do Manatee, mine prolly takes 5-10 min. depending on the outside temp. Do you have any extra guages, or just the factory ones?


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thanks for the help guys.

I think i'm gonna take it to the dealership, there has to either be a problem with the thermostat or the guage. There is no reason that i should have to ride for 15-20 miles after i let it idle for ten minutes before the guage ever reaches its normal range.

Actually I think it has to be either the sending unit or the guage because i've got good heat long before the needle ever moves off cold.
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Thats the best thing to do Manatee, mine prolly takes 5-10 min. depending on the outside temp. Do you have any extra guages, or just the factory ones?


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Thats the best thing to do Manatee, mine prolly takes 5-10 min. depending on the outside temp. Do you have any extra guages, or just the factory ones?
Just the factory ones.

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That factory gauge is a glorified idiot light. Not very accurate.

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That factory gauge is a glorified idiot light. Not very accurate.

If you open a store in Corpus Christi I'll pay you to put good gauges in mine I drool over all the great mods folks are making but I'm all thumbs. The cat delete pipe was the absolute limit of my skills

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Gauges not hard

Most gauges are not hard. Unless you add tapping your exhaust manifold for an EGT probe. But you can easily mount the probe post turbo with little trouble. I installed my fuel pressure , boost , pyro, and tranny gauges. The extreme hardest was my EGT, but I tapped my exh manifold , my prior truck only had a post turbo EGT gauge. All the others are fairly easy.

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