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12-01-03, 04:23 AM   #1  
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temperature guage reads approx 180-190 when idling or driving in town and heater blows hot..... when out on highway driving 65-70mph temperature drops to approx 120 and heater is barely blowing warm.. just put new thermostat in along with alot of other work

 
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12-01-03, 05:08 AM   #2  
more info would be helpful...

...tell us what year, make and model and what temp was the new thermostat??

 
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12-01-03, 05:44 AM   #3  
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don't know temp of new thermostat... we put it in ourselves, I have the box but nothing told me what temp it was

 
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12-01-03, 06:57 AM   #4  
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replacement should be 195, look on the old thermostat for verification of the temp.

 
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12-01-03, 07:15 AM   #5  
Sounds like a t-stat that is stuck open

 
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12-01-03, 10:28 AM   #6  
I agree with toyotaman. Out of box failures for thermostats are common. I recently had to go through 2 at napa, the first wouldn't open.

 
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12-01-03, 11:38 AM   #7  
yup...

...my first thought also...a stat stuck open...or possibly misinstalled...if coolant is allowed to bypass the stat because it's not sealed in there properly (which almost always results in a leak) or the wrong stat for the application, then the engine temp will not be regulated and will run too cool at highway speeds

 
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