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10-13-2011, 08:44 PM #1
How hot does your engine run?
I have the 2008 Silverado 4.8 liter engine and my truck runs at about 209-210 degrees. When I sit at the drive thru window it sometimes goes up to 220+ and than the fan kicks on and it obviously lowers. My truck has always ran at 210, just wondering what everyone elses runs at?Dave V. -- Riverside, California
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10-13-2011, 09:11 PM #2
I have an '89 with a 6.2(383 stroker) and I run around 185-190 normally, if that. Right now it varies since my thermostat sticks at random times, then the truck will max out at 260, then drop back down around 190, so I think your truck is running a little too hot. Hope that helps at all.
P.s. I was talking to my dad about this, he's good with cars ans trucks, he said that you should ne able to call up your local dealers parts/service department and ask them what your trucks water temp should run at with no problem.
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10-13-2011, 10:32 PM #3
My '04 runs around 205-210ish, you should be fine temperature-wise.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
10-13-2011, 11:27 PM #4
My chevy runs around 210, but I would get it checked out just in case.Year/Make/Model: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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10-14-2011, 05:12 AM #5
Mine sits at that 208 210 mark. Unless its real cold that's were it stays. I think that just the sweet spot on these trucks.
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10-16-2011, 12:22 AM #6
190 to 210ish is were these trucks were designed to run.
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