Re: Normal Operating Temps
Originally Posted by definn12
For the next poor soul that has this issue or concern, since people don't like to answer, it turns out the Chrysler spec is these thermostats open up at 195 and coolant should run between 195-210. The thermostat I had installed was a revised part number that promotes better flow. My old thermostat was apparently both flowing as well. Seeing coolant and oil that are the same isn't a concern apparently, and the normal range for both oil and coolant in a non towing capacity is between 195-210. Hope this helps someone else
From the Chrysler VM 3.0 Engine Service Manual:
"The 3.0-liter diesel uses a water pump/thermostat assembly. The thermostat is located at the top of the water pump housing. The thermostat is a wax pellet design with an opening temperature of 107 C (225 F). The thermostat is integrated into a housing. The thermostat and housing are serviced as a assembly."
Then again, my manual is over a year old so the specs may have changed since then.
Ordered 8/12/13. Production Scheduled 8/15/13. Produced 9/28/13. Delivered 11/25/13. Overland 4x4 CRD, Deep Cherry Red/Brown Light Frost, ORA-II, Adv Tech.