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Temperature Fluctuation

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 350k5, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. 350k5

    350k5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got an 84 K5 with a new remanufactured engine and I've noticed something that seems a little strange happening. It's been pretty cold here lately and I always make sure to let my truck warm up for 10 minutes or so before taking it out. Then when I am driving down the road I notice my temperature gauge doesnt really stay settled in one place.

    As I'm driving the temperature will shift from like 185 to almost 205 or so... I know that those temperatures are not anything bad but I was just wondering what was causing this. And it doesnt just happen when the engine is still warming up it is all the way through the drive. Anything I should be concerned about? Maybe a new thermostat?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds to me like you are seeing the thermostat open and close via your temp gauge. Closed-temp rises, opens-temp drops. I see it in my 70K5 driving down the road.
     
  3. unclematty

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    ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!:D
     

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