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2019 Coolant Temperature Gauge (and warm up)

So my F-250 coolant temperature gauge is off-scale and does not register any "blue" until driven a few miles on cool mornings. All other temp gauges point to a blue notch at the lower end of the scale upon startup. Anyone else seeing this behavior?

No biggie - I totally love the truck and can live with this or see if there is a software upgrade at first service.

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So my F-250 coolant temperature gauge is off-scale and does not register any "blue" until driven a few miles on cool mornings. All other temp gauges point to a blue notch at the lower end of the scale upon startup. Anyone else seeing this behavior?

No biggie - I totally love the truck and can live with this or see if there is a software upgrade at first service.
I’ll have to look, but honestly I look at the CTS2 monitor all the time not guages. Maybe I’ll be able to see both to let ya know
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Yep it's a normal behavior, I think it doesn't register anything below a certain temp. However I can't say exactly what that temp would be.
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Yep it's a normal behavior, I think it doesn't register anything below a certain temp. However I can't say exactly what that temp would be.
My 2018 behaves the same way as well.

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You can add the digital temp readout above the gauge with Forscan.
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Forscan is awesome ! However, $70k trucks should come standard with all the goodies enabled without having to do it yourself.


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I’m not sure your question, the reason it doesn’t read min temp on startup is because it’s not at min temp. So your driving it outside of the recommended temp window, likely causing significant premature wear. What you need to do is let it warm up. Let it register min acceptable temp before you drive it. Still confused by the question. If you want to get 300k + out of that motor (or any motor) let it warm up. Best to let oil temp get above 180 as a golden rule but as a minimum let your coolant temp get there before putting demand on the engine. Different metal expand at different rates, a cold engine should be let get warn before you load it up

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Iím not sure your question, the reason it doesnít read min temp on startup is because itís not at min temp. So your driving it outside of the recommended temp window, likely causing significant premature wear. What you need to do is let it warm up. Let it register min acceptable temp before you drive it. Still confused by the question. If you want to get 300k + out of that motor (or any motor) let it warm up. Best to let oil temp get above 180 as a golden rule but as a minimum let your coolant temp get there before putting demand on the engine. Different metal expand at different rates, a cold engine should be let get warn before you load it up
Thank you JetJock; Point well taken, at least under load. Otherwise I have been letting the fluids circulate for a minute or so before driving. I live where the temp rarely drops below 50 and my initial few miles are always on flat roads and under 40 mph. I've read in other threads how these new diesels hate idling and how the best way to warm them up is by gentle driving.

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Thank you JetJock; Point well taken, at least under load. Otherwise I have been letting the fluids circulate for a minute or so before driving. I live where the temp rarely drops below 50 and my initial few miles are always on flat roads and under 40 mph. I've read in other threads how these new diesels hate idling and how the best way to warm them up is by gentle driving.

Other thoughts anyone?
That's how I do it. Idling long enough to let a diesel come to operating temperature is a waste of time and money to me. I hit the remote start as I'm walking up to the truck. By the time I've buckled in and have the key turned in the ignition I'm ready to pull out. YMMV

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I’m old school I guess and no changing that now. I let mine idle a good 15 min before it moves. But I normally towing heavy too, so less opportunity to let it warn itself up.

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