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Default It's summertime....let's talk temp gauges!!!!

I'm interested to see where everyones temp gauge usually sits at on a hot day. It hit 100 degrees today here in Augusta with a even higher heat index and here is where my temp gauge went up to. Is this regular temperature for these trucks in the sumertime or is mines a little hot?


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Looks a bit hot to me. Have you backflushed your cooling system lately?
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Car runs at 204* all day here in Vegas.
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Car runs at 204* all day here in Vegas.
Given the climate there and the stock stat being 195F, that's not bad at all.
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Looks a bit hot to me. Have you backflushed your cooling system lately?
No, I haven't back flushed it. I have only had this truck for about 4 months. Is it recommended to change it every so often? I have noticed that my coolant level has been going down by about a quarter of a gallon every month.
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1/4 gallon? Do you see any dripping out? If not, have you checked your oil lately to see if you have coolant in your oil?
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Mine runs 203-204. It gets hot and humid in Augusta. I used to live in Aiken and also North Augusta. Augusta...home of the Masters.
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You should definately have it flushed if you don't have proof that it was done within the last year or so. What you've described so far is symptomatic of a radiator that's starting to get clogged up but it could be something as simple as the radiator cap going bad.
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1/4 gallon? Do you see any dripping out? If not, have you checked your oil lately to see if you have coolant in your oil?
Yes it is some signs of coolant leaking on one of the lower hoses going to the radiator. Can't find a source of the leak though.

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You should definately have it flushed if you don't have proof that it was done within the last year or so. What you've described so far is symptomatic of a radiator that's starting to get clogged up but it could be something as simple as the radiator cap going bad.
So could a clogged up radiator or bad cap cause a small leak? I may flush it this weekend if that is the problem.
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A bad cap could allow coolant to escape. Old or coolant types being mixed can definately cause the radiator to clog. You can flush it yourself but it would be better to have it backflushed.
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