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Old December 2nd, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Diesels love heat, of course to a limit. The motors will run better when at the correct temp. In the winter I have to add a radiator block to keep the engine warm. You can have a diesel run too cool. Not like a gas motor. My trucks vary in the temperature range. For some reason one runs much cooler than the others. They have designed a better cooling head, the latest style, so that may be it.
My truck also cools down at idle. Here, when it is cool the only way to really warm up the truck is to drive it, it doesn't warm up quickly by just idling it.
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My truck also cools down at idle. Here, when it is cool the only way to really warm up the truck is to drive it, it doesn't warm up quickly by just idling it.
How cool are you talking about ?
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I'm still having issues with the new VDO temperature gauge. I'm having a small coolant leak (heater hose clamps) and the engine is getting hotter than normal but my gauge is still indicating a really low temp. I grounded the sender wire, just curious, and i'm getting 185 F, if there is no resistance in the circuit shouldn't it be indicating 250 F ? the full reading...

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Mine runs at 145F right now (200TDI) and up to 195F during warm months, if you were really getting 250F I'd be expecting a head gasket failure shortly at a minimum.
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Mine runs at 145F right now (200TDI) and up to 195F during warm months, if you were really getting 250F I'd be expecting a head gasket failure shortly at a minimum.
I meant that i connected directly gauge sender borne to ground and was getting 185 F, skipping the sender. Under normal setup i'm getting 120/130 F, even when the truck is leaking coolant, that's my problem.
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Gauge working, finally .

Normal operation temperature: 205 F
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Just out of curiosity... what was the problem?
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190 is the right thermostat for 300tdi, so it should always work at 190+. Mine goes between 190 and 205 with everyday use and trial off-roading. Goes past 205 at full throttle but I never let it go past 215. It depends on outside weather also. I get 5/10 difference on the engine at same speed between winter (45) and summer (95) temperatures.

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Just out of curiosity... what was the problem?
The original setup of the wiring from the sender
to the gauge was going thru tachometer ,
some kind of resistor in the way i guess. Once i
set it directly, works perfect.
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MOTORAD make two thermostats that fit our 300tdi engine.

319-192 and 319-180
NOTE the last 3 digits are indicative of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit
Rubber gasket MG-319

They can be found at Amazon and eBaY
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