Question about Chrysler Town & Country
Hi Justin, for starters and as you have mentioned, the climate has an effect on the engine temp, particularly in such harsh climate. You could actually go to a thermostat that opens at about 210. That would make a huge difference in your temp, with it so cold the other day, your engine temp was slow to come up, and the longer the stat stays closed, the lower the temp of the coolant in the radiator gets. That being said, you may be able to go lower on the stat to leave the coolant in the radiator for less time. It really depends on your climate and how often you are going to be dealing with such extreme temperatures. There are pros and cons on both sides of the issue. Your fans are temperature controlled and if they were runniing the other day, My guess is that the coolant temp sensor is faulty. The other side of that coin is, when you get up to about 35 mph, there is enough air being forced thru the radiator so that the fans are not necessary. You could also try blocking part of the radiator off to slow the air flow and thus raise your coolant temp in the radiator...especially when it is really cold. I believe I would try that first. Good Luck! I hope you find this very helpful!
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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