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Old 10-19-2005, 09:43   #1 (permalink)
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Car stays cold????

PLEASE help with heat


I have a 93 ranger 3.0 v6, i have a problem with my heat, it takes my truck forever to heat up and the needle barely every makes it to normal even if i drive for an hour it seems to always stay just below the word "normal". The heat is not very hot usually just mildly hot after about 20 mins down the road. I have a brand new radiator,newer heat core, new thermostat (3rd one to make sure). Does anyone have any ideas what i can do?? Someone told me that my fan might kick on too much?? any ideas? i would really appreciate any help its my only car and i dont have much money because i am in college and struggling would really love to have heat for the cold NJ winter tho


-thanks Jay
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Old 10-20-2005, 00:17   #2 (permalink)
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try covering part of the radiator with a piece of blanket,etc.

i can remember Dad using old heshion bags on our old trucks, tractors etc.

even on my old falcon when i lived in the colder part of the country , sometimes you would need to put newspaper in front of the radiator to get it to warm up.
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Old 10-20-2005, 16:53   #3 (permalink)
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yup thats ther good odl ways rmemeber bro they say if u get it to cold ur not burning gas, lol but uh ive got a 93 2.3 tempo gl manual ive put hundreds into to get to idle between 160-175F from a cold crank, freewya running temp 165 on a aftermarket head temp, not only do u get more hp by reducing friction, from heat, that engine lasts alot longer, the trick is to upgrade the fuel system 2, bigger lines/fuelfilter and improve the air intake,
also i saw an engine warmer blanket with timer for $20 at autozone and checker and napa
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Old 10-22-2005, 19:39   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the ideas guys, i already have a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator maybe ill try something else, maybe even the warmer...thanks for the help
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Old 10-22-2005, 19:59   #5 (permalink)
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i bought me 1 to bro set it like 2 hours before i wake up to start, get this, its magnetic and u just side it right to the under side of ur block tranny and ex manafold if u can!
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