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#1 Old 12-14-2012, 09:02 AM
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07 3.5 not running at temp

So after a 45 minute drive today I noticed my temp was low. It is cold out but my other cars in the past all reached normal temp. Is this a symptom of a potential problem? Its 35F outside.

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#2 Old 12-14-2012, 09:08 AM
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So after a 45 minute drive today I noticed my temp was low. It is cold out but my other cars in the past all reached normal temp. Is this a symptom of a potential problem? Its 35F outside.

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Mine will get up to there when driving in town then as soon as I hit the freeway (in 32-45 degree mornings) to go to work in the morning it gradually falls then finally hits the lowest point and my ECT light comes on and engine temp is 32 degrees after driving 70mph for 10 minutes. Trying to figure this one out myself.
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#3 Old 12-14-2012, 09:16 AM
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I didnt get any indicators but it was all freeway driving

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#4 Old 12-14-2012, 10:52 AM
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Sounds like you both need a new thermostat.

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#5 Old 01-01-2013, 04:32 PM
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CEL popped last night, you were rightm

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CEL popped last night, you were right
Post back your results after changing the T-stat.
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#7 Old 01-02-2013, 11:35 AM
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According to my OBD the hottest the coolant was measuring was 180 ish, dealer is switching tstat now will report back.

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Took 4 days since apparently a blower valve or baffle or something on the intake manifold was rattling and they had to replace the whole manifold to fix it. Didnt really care bc they were paying 100% (bought less than 30 days ago).

Regardless, it was my thermostat HOUSING that was broken, replaced and now needle is dead center and obd reads 199.9 coolant temp

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Glad you got it fixed - for FREE!
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