Engine Coolant Temperature

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  1. jimmyv13

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    I purchased my 2017 Raptor about a month ago and really like it so far. I've noticed the coolant temperature runs quite a bit higher than my 2016 Limited. Is it normal to see 223F during normal country driving conditions?
     
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    I'm usually seeing about 212ish it gets up to around 220ish when I'm cruising at about 95
     
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    220ish is safe. Anything else get an upgraded IC
     
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    OK, thanks guys. I'll be towing a 7K TT this summer and want to know if I'm ok with that temp.
     
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    Intercoolers typically have no impact on coolant temps. They cool the charged air coming into your intake. A radiator upgrade would be a better suggestion.
     
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    Yah you should be fine. Coolant doesn't usually boil until temps above 250 anyway.
     
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    Just curious where you guys get the coolant temperature reading from. I looked everywhere and I have everything except actual coolant temp. I have cylinder head temp, but not coolant. Did this change for 2019?
     
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    Good stuff man, thanks
     
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    I am using Forscan.

    I ordered the 170F thermostat and will install that before I head out to test the trailer. If the temp still climbs to an uncomfortable level, I'll upgrade the radiator.

    Thank you for the replies.
     
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    Modern vehicles are designed to run hot, if the engine is designed to run @ 220 running it @ 170 may be harmful as the metals don't expand all they should producing excessive wear., combustion may become less efficient etc. In theory a well designed engine considers all this factors and if the engineers put a 200 or 220 thermostat in there that's the temp it should run at, just my 2 cents.
     
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    Agreed, which is one of the reasons why I questioned the cooler thermostat. Speaking with the owners that have installed the 170 thermostat, it allows the engine to operate around 200F under normal driving conditions.
     

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