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Heat/Thermostat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOMA TRD, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    Hello,

    Can anyone tell me how to increase the heat output in my Tacoma. Today's temp was 8 degrees -5 with wind chill and I drove around all morning with it on high, and I felt like it didnt warm up too much.

    Do I just switch thermostats and if so to what temp? or is there more involved?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    Mine does the same thing the heat sucks in these trucks.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    senna

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    Put a piece of card board in front of you radiator. Do so with caution, Monitor the temp of the engine and adjust cardboard size accordingly. No need to change thermostats from winter to summer ;).
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    redrx8

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    I don't have a problem with mine, it was -25 and -32 with wind and had no problem getting hot air. Is your engine getting up at operating temperature? If it is maybe you have a problem getting the hot water into your heater rad.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Graham

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  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Mine will eventually get up to the 185 eng. temp but it just seems like it takes about 10min of driving. It just seems likes it takes forever to warm up when other cars I've had heat up much quicker. Its always been like this and is something I just live with.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Bart

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    Drive in a higher RPM.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    My truck did not come with gages, It only has the dummy gage which is normal, right in the middle of hot / cold. I would assume 185 ish...
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Spitz Stang

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    Move to the South then you won't have to worry about this. High will be 75 down hear tomorrow so I'll be using the AC!:cool:
     
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