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What's your 1st gen v6 temp?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by yoTaco98, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    yoTaco98

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    I was just wondering what your temperature needle reads on your V6 1st Gens once you're at operating/idle temp?

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    The picture shows my temp needle on my 98. My needle consistently hangs strong at dead center, but every other vehicle/truck I've ever owned has had the temp needle just slightly below center.

    So my question is: Is my needle location normal?

    If you could check you 1st gen's (I have a 98 v6 4x4), and tell me what your temp gauges look like, I'd really appreciate it.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    That's exactly how my temp and idle are on my 98. Perfectly normal
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Might rans a tad high and always has.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    ak47

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    same
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Tacomanater

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    Mine is dead set in the middle. With the Ultragauge, it is reading about 208-212F.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    yoTaco98

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    Awesome.

    Glad to hear it's normal.

    I'm at 178k now. Almost time to redo the timing belt. Figured I'd do the water pump and radiator flush at the same time. Maybe a thermostat?


    Thank you for the quick responses.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    ffirg

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    Mine is also always at dead center. Have not even noticed it going up even when going up large, steep inclines.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    My 2.7 is like that too. Had me concerned when I first bought the truck but I asked around here and apparently is normal.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    mine is 185 to 183.5 depends on temp outside.
    Electric fans kick in around 195
    scan gauge alarm is at 200
     
  10. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    yoTaco98

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    How do you know the exact info? Is there a tool that tells me this?
     
  11. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    TacomaV6

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    you can always buy one of them temp gauge but get a pod :x or your gonna have to cut a hole somewhere to mount it
     
  12. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Taco me elmo

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    188-195 is my temps.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    Always in the very middle. Has never risen above, even when going over the Sisques pulling a motorcycle trailer in the summer.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    its the same on mine, and listen the gauges that come from the factory and its just about the same with all auto makers are just BASIC. and with time and wear and people would be surprised with the crud that can accumulate at the gauge sensors, they lose accuracy. they would still let you know if the oil low or running hot, just not not pin point.
    and as for the cooling system, that is my plans for tomorrow. they changed the belt, water pump 3 month before i got her, but i am changing all the hoses, clamps, thermostat (toyota one) and 8 gallons of distilled water and a flush kit. and really if I am not happy with the way the radiator looks or what comes out, then before it get warm its going to be replaced, its not hard or expensive.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    This ^^ which, according to my UltraGauge, is about 190' F (+/- a couple of degrees).
     
  16. Apr 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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  17. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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  18. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    My '97 V6 runs slightly below center
     
  19. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    00 Runs dead at center unless I'm in traffic thin it might move a centimeter or two ha but mine runs at 198+- a couple on my ultra gauge
     
  20. Apr 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Dead Center, same as yours..
     
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