View Full Version : normal operating temp?
11-17-2004, 04:28 AM
i did a search and a bunch of things came up for a different thermostat. but i was wondering specifically what the normal operating temp was on your trucks? after having mine sit at idle for a little while, the temp gauge still stayed towards the low side. is this normal? i just bought the truck, and i doubt the ppl i bought it from put a cooler running thermostat. :dunno:
11-17-2004, 04:39 AM
My truck runs under the 200 mark.
11-17-2004, 12:59 PM
My '02 ran at 200 when it was new. Now with 54k miles, it's always about 190.
11-17-2004, 03:11 PM
OEM Thermostat for my 98 K1500 is 195, it may be the same rating for yours
11-18-2004, 02:36 AM
Normal operating temp is about 190 degrees.
11-20-2004, 08:06 PM
I put a 160 degree thermostat in mine and it still runs at 190-200 range. Go figure.
11-20-2004, 08:46 PM
hmm, something must be wrong with mine, it's reading just a few lines over 100. but i have heat. guess ill have to check the sending unit.
11-20-2004, 10:42 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. The stock gauges usually off, some more than others. Just know what your truck runs normally and if it changes from there, then question it.
11-21-2004, 12:58 AM
cool. thanks for the advise.
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