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Does my temp gauge look low to you?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotatacomaTRD, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

    toyotatacomaTRD [OP] Senior Member

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    We are starting to get colder weather where I live.. Today it was 45 degrees, driving home, I noticed about 4 miles (12-14 minutes) from my work, my gauge was still very low. The truck didn't feel very cold inside (heat was working well).

    I attached a picture of how it looked when I got home (5 miles /15-16 minutes).

    My truck has 50k miles and the coolant level is full.

    Question:

    1. Is that normal for my temp gauge to be there after 5 miles and 15 minutes?
    2. Should my truck take that long to heat up?

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  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    jdtemple

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    Looks normal to me. I don't think mine goes much higher than that, even going up hill.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Looks fine to me? :notsure:
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    slightly below half way is normal.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    senna

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    ^^^^ +1
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    WABOOM

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    looks normal, 5 min/5 miles normal
     
  7. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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  8. Oct 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Thanks for all of the quick responses.. I guess what is worrying me is how long it took to get there.. It was way below there until about the last 2-3 minutes of my drive home..
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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  10. Oct 28, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    dude its fine.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    ktmrider

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  12. Oct 28, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Navigator

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    Buy a scan-gauge, then you'll know exactly what your Water Temp is.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    dexterdog

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    If everything is operating fine you are okay. Thermostat could be sticking open but that is better than sticking closed. It is tough to determine anything is abnormal without hard data. A gauge needle is not a very accurate gauge.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    pcledrew

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    It's been 14 [-10 C] and colder here all week, gonna be going down closer to - 13 [-25 C] to -22 [-30 C] real soon. I'll let you know how this truck holds up in "colder" weather.

    Seriously though, we routinely get that cold and even colder up where I live. I'll be posting some pics of my roof area [what do you call that place?] outside temp gauge soon enough I guess, to compete with the "highest temp displayed" thread, I'll start a "lowest" one.
     
  15. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    THXEY

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    my trucks gauge never gets higher than that
     
  16. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    toku58

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    Your temp looks fine but your fuel looks low! You better take it into the dealer to have that checked out!:eek::headbang:
     
  17. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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