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Finding my Taco Cold!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CanTac, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 at 4:56 AM
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    CanTac

    CanTac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    In this cold weather... 0 and below, the 09 Taco doesn`t seem to warm up too well. Anybody else with the same problem. Seems like the thermostat is opening too soon or something!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cantac

    Hal
     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 at 5:53 AM
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    BioMed80

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    Hmm, not sure exactly what you're referring to. Do you mean it takes too long for the coolant temp to warm up? How long is it taking? In any case, my 09 seems to warm up fine.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:02 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    start movin n it will waem up quicker....... mine wuld take FOREVER to get to a good temp just sittin there
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:07 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    It was 5 degrees here in WV yesterday morning, it took a good fifteen minutes for mine to reach the middle temperature range while sitting and idling. Drive it and it will warm up quicker.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    Yeah, you will have to get it moving to see the oil temps go anywhere. I started mine up yesterday after work, let it run for about 5 min, and gauges did nothing. I went about a 1/4 mile down the road and they were normal. When I start mine, I listen to to the engine. It will drop down to the idle rev after a little bit.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:59 AM
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    Bearskill

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    If it is below 0 alot you should get a oil plug heater and plug it in over night. All our cars in Alaska had to have them. If you don't know what those are the are a plug that replaces your drain pan oil plug. It has a big old heating element on it. It's totaly safe, they have been out for decades. You plug it in and it keeps your oil warm through the night. Your truck will not have half as much to warm up in the morning.:D
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    Bearskill

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    I thought you would not get a temp reading untill the thermostat opens? I thought that was the whole point. It's a closed system till the thermostat opens, then it starts to warm the whole system. Oh, I just read your thread again. Ya, Maybe. I new one should only be 30 bones or so. I don't really see how it could go bad though.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:33 AM
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    Jester243

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    right now it is in the single digits outside and I let my truck sit there for about 5 minutes while I have a smoke, when I get in the temp gauge has not moved. But within a block or two it is moving up rapidly, it just takes a little longer this time of year thas all.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    mine warms up good, - 29 wind chill, warms up in 5 min or so
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    My 09 seems to warm up just fine. The coldest I have been in so far is about 10 windchill but no problems warming up. I watch the temp on my scan gauge II and once it gets close to 100 it warms up pretty quick from there
     
  11. Dec 25, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    its been -20 -30 below windchill here in Wisconsin for past week or so and mine seems to warm up just fine!! you got remember that cold is a vehicles worst enemy well one of them,, but anyhting below zero is COLD.. and its gonna take a while to warm things up to driving temps for your engine. I usually will let mine warm up for a good 10-15 mins before I drive it!
     
  12. Dec 25, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    Aren't you backwards? Shouldn't you be in Florida? I know all the snowbirds are heading down here (Myrtle Beach) now.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    sch0enne

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    yeah mine seems to do fine. Im working in northern saskatchewan right now and its
    -45 without windchill. i make sure to plug mine in when im not driving and im good to go. I do notice in that cold that my clutch tends to stay stiff even after fdriving it for an hour or so
     
  14. Dec 26, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Warming up fine here as well. Its been staying around 10-20 degrees when I go to work in the morning. Except yesterday when I was getting off shift, it took about 4 seconds for my trucks engine to turn over and start. It was probably about 25 degrees out. This was probably the 2nd time this has happened within the last 2 1/2 years so I ain't worried about it!
     
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