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Hi all,

My issue started several weeks ago when I noticed the coolant temp was getting higher than usual. It usually runs 199-204* but suddenly was creeping into the 220s and even 230s. I had/have it in the works to change the t-stat (was wanting a 180* anyway). This past weekend we noticed the engine seemed to be much louder and seemed to wait to shift - it would be revving higher before shifting. BUT now the temp doesn't go above 204* again...??:doh:

I'm not sure where to go from here, any thoughts on my situation?

Thanks in advance
 

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How many miles on the truck? Have you ever had the coolant changed? Was the t stat installed before this happened or not?
 

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Hard to say. Perhaps the thermostat is sticking. How were you driving it when this happened? Is the truck modified in any way?

Why would you want to install a 180? That's just the temperature at which it opens. It doesn't prevent your engine temperatures from going higher.
 

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Around 45,000 miles on the truck. Coolant hasn't been changed and I still have the stock t-stat. Only modifications are a cat-back exhaust and a drop-in air filter. I wasn't driving any differently than I normally do when the temperatures originally started rising. And the engine seemed to be louder and act different from start-up the other day.
 

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Around 45,000 miles on the truck. Coolant hasn't been changed and I still have the stock t-stat. Only modifications are a cat-back exhaust and a drop-in air filter. I wasn't driving any differently than I normally do when the temperatures originally started rising. And the engine seemed to be louder and act different from start-up the other day.
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