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Ran hot, repurcussions?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2toys, May 3, 2009.

  1. May 3, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    2toys

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    I'm getting on freeway today, with AC on. After merging into traffic (uphill) and achieving about 70 MPH, I glance at my instruments and see the water temp at redline, my SG2 shows 270degF as the peak temp. I turn off ac, throw it into heat, windows down and exit. Just then the temp drops like a rock and stabilizes.

    So now I'm changing my T-stat, but should I expect and repercussions from this event? The truck hadn't been on more then 5 minutes and maybe 1 minute that I saw the temp in the red. Anything that I should be looking for?

    TIA
     
  2. May 3, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You should be ok.
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    I would only worry if you drove for a prolonged period. You did the right thing.
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Thanks for the peace of mind. It looks alright, here.
     
  5. May 3, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Like state above. You should be good. The worst would be a warped head, but that in itself isnt even that bad.
     
  6. May 3, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Should be fine, wasn't it pinging like crazy? My money is on the T-stat. I wish they would put an alarm on the temp, oil and gas gauge.
     
  7. May 3, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Are these a cast block with aluminum heads?
     
  8. May 3, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    The 3.4, Yes. The 4.0 is all aluminum.
     
  9. May 3, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    OP has a 2.7
     
  10. May 3, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    Ok...Cast iron block, Aluminum heads.
     
  11. May 3, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    Didn't notice any pinging or engine struggle at all. Like I said, I was merging into fast traffic from an onramp, uphill, going about 70 with the AC running. Truck was running fine actually, didn't throw a code or idiot light. An alarm would be nice... At first I thought I tossed a belt, but their all alive and well. Looked like original T-stat.
     
  12. May 4, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    You'll be fine....

    As long as the system is functioning properly, you have plenty of fluids in the system & no leaks...... the system should be able to keep the temp at a consistant temperature even though it could be 'higher' than normal (and even in the red).

    When you're driving consistantly and that needle keeps creeping upwards and doesn't stay consistant.....that's when you might want to inspect your cooling system for problems.
     
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