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Water Temperature on '06 2500

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by procut, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I just bought an '06 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 L. The temperature gauge reads just shy of 210 degrees when running down the highway, this seemed a little high. My other trucks don't run quite this hot, is this about normal. Thanks!
  2. AceFinish

    AceFinish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Might be a little warm but I think most thermostats average 210 running temp.
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i average about 190 on my 1500, you might want to check you coolant level, also check your radiator for debris blocking it.
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    mine runs the exact same way. 2002 chevy 2500HD 6.0L

    i dont know why i havent done it yet, but im going to be picking up a 180* thermostat. i might drill it as well, havent decided yet.
  5. deere-man

    deere-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I have a '07 Silverado it runs 210 & always has. I have a '97 that runs much cooler I would say that is normal no worries.
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    My '05 also runs at 210 whether it's 20 or 90 outside. No reason to change the thermostat, 210 is what it is designed to run at.
  7. greggwim

    greggwim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    My 02 runs just under 210 from day one. The only other problem I have had was the fan clutch it started to run warm.
  8. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    210 degrees is what chevy designed them to run at in order to optimized total fuel combustion with their newer vortech design.. chevy does not consider their engines to be overheating until it reaches 260 degrees.
  9. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    ok, thanks for the replies.
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    200-210 is what mine runs at but its a diesel..

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