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Hey Guys,
I've got a 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Sport that I bought new with 5 miles on it.
I've noticed that it runs a little warm and that the fan kicks on at about 220F
Is this normal? I thought most gas engines like to stay around 200F/210F?
 

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Has anyone noticed their analog gauge never reaching "straight up"? I just got back from my first time towing and noticed this. My gauge climbs to what I would call 11:30 position but doesn't go higher. While towing up a hill I pulled up the summary screen and saw the coolant temp was 240, which seemed high. Next day from a cold start I saw the gauge gets to the 11:30 position at 160. It seems like it should have been reading higher when I was towing. The gauge does sweep when I first start. I'm wondering if this is a gauge calibration issue or if this is what is normal for these trucks. My first Ram. Any insight would be appreciated! It's a 2020 Rebel, 1900 miles on it now.
 

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Mine runs between 210-220. I don’t like it. I had a 180 thermostat in the 2014 and loved how cool it ran.
 

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Has anyone noticed their analog gauge never reaching "straight up"? I just got back from my first time towing and noticed this. My gauge climbs to what I would call 11:30 position but doesn't go higher. While towing up a hill I pulled up the summary screen and saw the coolant temp was 240, which seemed high. Next day from a cold start I saw the gauge gets to the 11:30 position at 160. It seems like it should have been reading higher when I was towing. The gauge does sweep when I first start. I'm wondering if this is a gauge calibration issue or if this is what is normal for these trucks. My first Ram. Any insight would be appreciated! It's a 2020 Rebel, 1900 miles on it now.
Mine will run as high as 240 while towing uphill.
 

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Seen it up to 230 then down to 197, Active grille shutters open and fans come on to cool it down.

On the highway, it stays at 208 pretty constant.
 

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Has anyone noticed their analog gauge never reaching "straight up"? I just got back from my first time towing and noticed this. My gauge climbs to what I would call 11:30 position but doesn't go higher. While towing up a hill I pulled up the summary screen and saw the coolant temp was 240, which seemed high. Next day from a cold start I saw the gauge gets to the 11:30 position at 160. It seems like it should have been reading higher when I was towing. The gauge does sweep when I first start. I'm wondering if this is a gauge calibration issue or if this is what is normal for these trucks. My first Ram. Any insight would be appreciated! It's a 2020 Rebel, 1900 miles on it now.
I noticed this too. The needle reaches a certain point and never budged from there. I've only seen as high as 230°, but you'd still think that there would at least be some sort of movement from that gauge.
 

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The temp gauges on modern vehicles are essentially dummy gauges. They only move with large amounts of temp changes, 10-30F different the needle will likely not move.

However, you want realtime temps, use the digital readout. Mine on cool running, meaning in motion at a steady pace is around 210F, however in heavier traffic it goes up to 220-230F.

From what I understand, the ideal temp for best fuel economy is 220F.
 
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