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Old 01-04-2009, 06:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 2001 Taurus seems to take a long time to get up to temperature on the gauge and to put out decent heat. My other cars seem to be able to get heat within 5 minutes and the gauge reads 1/2 way between H and C.

I have changed the water pump and thermostat along with the coolant and it has not changed.

Are these cars just cold blooded?
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How is your coolant level and what is the ratio of mixture? What temp thermostat did you install?
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50/50 mix and right up to the marks on the coolant tank. I also tried burping it in case there was air bubbles in the system.

The factory temp one ( I believe a 192 or 195)

**It does get hot eventually just not quickly like my other cars.
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Did you flush out the heater core?
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No I did not flush the heater core.

What is strange is the gauge moves slowly and heater are slow to give heat. Not just the heater itself.

(How fast does your heat up? What is normal?) Maybe I am spoiled by fast heat in other cars.
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No I did not flush the heater core.

What is strange is the gauge moves slowly and heater are slow to give heat. Not just the heater itself.

(How fast does your heat up? What is normal?) Maybe I am spoiled by fast heat in other cars.
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I'm not sure of the top of my head...but I'll check first start up tomorrow morning...but I think it takes about ten minutes of city driving to reach between the C and H...on a cold day.

I thought your problem was the car was reaching operating temp...but the heat wasn't blowing hot....thats why I asked about the core.
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Maybe that is normal then. My others cars may just warm up really fast.
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Mine takes about 15 minutes when temps are below 30.
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My SHO will take about a mile or two of driving from a dead cold motor and 32F temps. Then the blower for the heater kicks up on high. This generally means the water is around 180F.

The t-stat is the culprit if the car does not warm up faster. Maybe due for a new one?
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Already put a new thermostat in it (see above post)

Doesn't your SHO have a Yamaha motor?
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