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    Warmup time?

    just wondering from everyone how long it should take the engine to reach operating temperature on an average 50-60 degree day? Seems like the coolant temp needle barely goes above the 160 mark until ive been driving for like 10 minutes and it doesnt reach operating temp of like 180 until around 20 minutes of driving. could my thermostat be stuck open or something because most cars i have driven will warm up after about 5 minutes of driving. I also noticed that once i have been driving for a while, the coolant needle stays around the 175-180 mark. I just got this car recently so i am not sure if there is even a thermostat in there or what but i know these cars stock should reach 195 right?

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    Looks like a nice running engine with all normal.

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    im in the 20's right now, i usually give it enough time to just clear off the snow, +30 seconds or so, then i ust take it easy.
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    yea this week has been very cold. much colder than last week. so its normal huh. guess im used to my truck which reaches 180 in like 5-6 minutes and stays there. only reason i ask is cause it takes the heater a long time to get warm when its very cold out.

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    sounds to me like you might have a lower stat in there vs stock. No idea on what mods have been done to the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    sounds to me like you might have a lower stat in there vs stock. No idea on what mods have been done to the car?
    not that i know of. i got the car and it looked to be completely stock.

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