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Where does you temp guage needle read when warm?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MK ULTRA, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    MK ULTRA

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    I have a 2003 2.7 4X4 Tacoma and the guage when warm sits about in the middle of the guage between hot and cold. At either 9 oclock or 3 oclock. I can't remember.

    My wife's 2008 RAV4 is the same way.

    On american made cars the temp guage usually sits closer to the cold side than the warm side.

    Where is yours??
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Right in the middle, 191*F on the freeway and 193*F around town according to my scangauge.
    The thermostat is what determines the water temp for the most part, unless you are driving in extreme conditions.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    mortuusangelus

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    Mine sits just a hair high of 9 o'clock. ScanGauge says the temp averages 193 degrees. Fine with me.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Yeah, mine is at dead center after warming up.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    MK ULTRA

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    Yeah good. I guess thats normal.

    Hey

    WHAT IS THIS SCAN GUAGE i've been reading on this site about.

    Someone post a link.

    thanks.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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  7. Apr 14, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Only the coolest thing ever made lol. Check it out.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Slightly below the middle, I'm in SoCal (San Diego).....:D:cool:
     
  9. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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  10. Apr 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    between the 8 and 9 if it were a clock
     
  11. Apr 14, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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  12. Apr 15, 2010 at 1:46 AM
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    Exactly nine o' clock.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    a little below the middle. I say its at 40% if that makes sense :eek:
     
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    9 O'clock, dead center. Never seen it above or below, towing or not, hot or cold weather. I would think it was faulty if I didn't watch it warm up everyday... haha
     
  15. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    the gauge isn't a real gauge. It sits at cold until a certain temp and then sits in the middle for a large range of temps. It usually won't budge from there unless the temp is 210+
     
  16. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    That is one thing I don't like about the tacoma. My moms suburban has actual numbers on all the gauges, including an oil pressure gauge and a voltage gauge.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Mines sits a few degrees north of 9 o'clock
     
  18. Apr 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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