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Old December 5th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #1
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Why does my car take so dam long to warm up????


I've noticed since it started getting cold that my car takes FOREVER to warm up (the engine not the heat). I drove about 20 miles today (let the car idle for about 5 mins before i started dirivng) and when i go home it was only about 1/8 of the way up on the temp guage. Why would it be taking so long to warm up??? I have a feeling its the reason i'm getting such crap gas mileage...
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the prior owner probably put in a 160 degree thurmostat thinking it would net him some hp. or the one that is in there is bad and it does not close (fail safe brand does this)
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the prior owner probably put in a 160 degree thurmostat thinking it would net him some hp. or the one that is in there is bad and it does not close (fail safe brand does this)
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Old December 5th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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How much does it cost for a new one? And how easy is the install?
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Old December 5th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #6
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Old December 5th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #7
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I replaced it and it seems to have helped Thanks guys, hopefully this at least helps my bad mpg problem
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have the same problem it takes like +15min for the car to get up to temp and not just on cold days.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Try replacing your thermostat like i just did. Took me literally 15 mins if that, and I got the medium grade 195* replacement. With the gasket and the thermostat it was like 19 bucks
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Old December 5th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #10
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gotcha! will have to do that. Is that any parts store or a particular one?
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the new thermostat will definately help your fuel mileage.
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gotcha! will have to do that. Is that any parts store or a particular one?
any part store I got a 180* for 12.99 from summit racing.. re used the old O-Ring it was in good shape took 15 minutes like the OP said
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try a coolant flush too when you do it
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the new thermostat will definately help your fuel mileage.
how will the new thermostat help the fuel mileage? not being a smart ass im seriously asking.
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Originally Posted by Rockwell29 View Post
how will the new thermostat help the fuel mileage? not being a smart ass im seriously asking.
engine temp affects the way a car runs, being at optimal tempeture will help the motor be at a optimal power zone. temp=timing
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oh ok I gotcha I may def want to get that fixed then. That want grenade my engine with the blower will it
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in the beginning the timing cause cause your tune to be off, a car is tuned to a certain temperature, if your not a that temp then it could hurt the performance.
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oh damn. gotcha I need to get on that then. thanks for that
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