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Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM
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Question Thermostat Installation/ over cooling

I recently installed a new 195 thermostat which came included with a Hughes Plenum kit. Now my truck ('99 1500 5.9) only reaches an operating temp of 140 F. Dashboard gauge and infrared thermometer both read 140.

When I was draining the coolant for the Plenum job it came out clean.

Is there anything else I should check before I come to terms with the fact that I got a bad thermostat out of the box?

Could I have installed the thermostat wrong? it is my understanding that if you install the thermostat upside-down then your truck immediately overheats.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:38 PM
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yeah that seems odd. Truck should be getting significantly hotter than that. How long are you letting it run? How cold is it outside?
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Today I let it run 15 min before I used the infrared thermometer. It's about 30F outside.
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Ok you need to run it longer than that probably, in that temp anyway. Are you just letting it idle in the driveway, or actually driving it? On a cold start and idling in the driveway, my truck will not get up to operating temp in 15 minutes, even in florida summer heat.
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Hmmm... I'll go check again. right now.

Also, should the fan run continuously? or should it cycle on and off?
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Alright, I just let the truck run for another 30min. It is not reaching full operating temp. Just as when I drive to work, the dash indicates that the temp only gets to ~150 and a hand held thermometer reads 140.
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Ok, so you are in fact actually driving it then? On a 15 to 30 min drive I'd think it should get up to temp.

Do you have an electric fan? If you have a clutch fan it will always spin, but will only have the clutch engaged above a certain temp(around operating temp).
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Yes, in all cases, the truck does not reach 195F
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You have a factory clutch fan, correct?

The tstat could be bad, maybe stuck open or something.
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Yes I have a factory clutch.

I'm almost positive that I have stuck thermostat. I'm just wondering if I should check anything else before I replace it. Or, if there is any way to free a stuck thrermostat with out removing it.
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