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V10 normal operating tempature

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by 2003ctd, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. 2003ctd

    2003ctd Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Does anyone know what the normal operating temperature of a 1999 Ram V 10 should be? Mine seems to run really low, replaced the thermostat today and it didn't do anything
     
  2. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I have a 2002 Ram 2500 V10. It always seems to run only about 1/4 of the way up the gauge... between 100 and 210. If you run the truck with a scan tool on it, it shows that it's running 190-195, which is normal. I replaced the thermostat last year when we had the cylinder heads off... $82.00 for the t-stat at the dealer. :eek:
     
  3. 2003ctd

    2003ctd Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    $82.00 !!!!!! I just paid $21.00 at o'reilly!!! Mine runs the same temperature as yours it sounds like, it just seems really to cold and the heat isn't that great either....
     
  4. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I know... it's a friggin goofy looking t-stat. I was getting other parts at the dealer, so I told them to give me a t-stat. I got back to the shop and looked at the invoice, I almost fell over.

    The heat cranks in my truck, so maybe you do have an issue where it's running cool??