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Old 04-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Driving cross country and engine temp dropped drastically

Howdy! Currently driving from CA to KS and am in Utah. As I was goin through a pass there was a few beeps and the engine temp started dropping. Didn't get a check engine light and the heater still cranks out some heat but the temp is holding at the mark to the left of the 210 mark. Is it bad to continue driving like this and any ideas on what it could be?

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Howdy! Currently driving from CA to KS and am in Utah. As I was goin through a pass there was a few beeps and the engine temp started dropping. Didn't get a check engine light and the heater still cranks out some heat but the temp is holding at the mark to the left of the 210 mark. Is it bad to continue driving like this and any ideas on what it could be?
To the left? That's the colder side isn't it?

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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wouldnt worry about it
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Sorry, didn't see the whole title as I was looking at it on my phone.

Any change in the way it's running? Running cooler should not be "unsafe"
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Nope seems to be running fine aside from the temp climbing a bit and dropping back down to that mark ( never quite reaches the 210 mark though). Only thing Ive done different is run a tank of the 85 fuel thats so prevalent in Utah and Colorado on accident ( normally run 87)
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses guys.... stopped and topped off with regular fuel and threw in some octane boost now its running just slightly and cooler than normal and holding. Probably gonna pick up a thermostat once i get into a civilized area, just to have on hand.

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