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What is a normal engine temp for 2000 V6?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TregoMark, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Oct 31, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    TregoMark

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    Hi all, I have a 2000 Tacoma V6 and my temp gauge has always read slightly above normal since I got it 2 years ago. I recently hooked up a scan gauge and the temp reads about 195 - 200 after a 5 minute drive (no A/C and outside temp 80 degrees). A friend of mine thinks that is about ten degrees too high. What do you all think? (I searched, but didn't find any info on normal temps) :)
     
  2. Oct 31, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    its normal
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 at 12:09 AM
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    yea totally normal if its 80 degrees outside
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Your friend is probably confusing thermostat opening temperature with overall coolant temperature. A 2000 5VZ thermostat is supposed to open in the range of 176 - 183 degrees F.

    Engine coolant temperatures will typically range up to 10 degrees or more higher than the thermostat opening temperature.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Sounds great. Thanks for the quick responses. :)
     
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