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Old 09-14-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Is this normal? Got check engine light.

Well, i've had my 180 degree thermostat installed for a few days now, and yesterday my check engine light came on. I hooked my xcal2 up to see what the deal was, and I got this. "P0125 INSUFF ECT For CLSD LP"
I looked it up on this site, and P0125 stands for insufficient coolant temperature. Is this normal? I think it might be, because it pretty much describes what the 180 degree thermostat does. My car is driving fine. The temperature guage does take a bit longer to get up to the middle, and when it is warmed up its a bit shy of the middle mark. I am pretty sure this is normal, but I just wanted to check with you guys and make sure. Thanks.


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Old 09-14-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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this is a common code in the cooler months when the thermo is stuck open. how cold is it in your area? your needle should go to the middle after no more than 15 minutes. i have a 180, and i have none of the symptoms you do. at what temp does Tom have your fans turning on?
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The temperature did drop here lately. Its around 65 now. Also, it doesnt take 15 minutes to get to the middle, its more like 5. And when I say the gauge is shy of the middle.....it very slight. Tom hasn't sent me the tune for the 180 therm yet. How does a thermostat get stuck open?
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The temperature did drop here lately. Its around 65 now. Also, it doesnt take 15 minutes to get to the middle, its more like 5. And when I say the gauge is shy of the middle.....it very slight. Tom hasn't sent me the tune for the 180 therm yet. How does a thermostat get stuck open?
It could be a manufacture's fault, and got a bad thermostat. Does that thermostat have a fail safe thingy?
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Possible.....I agree.
"Fail safe thingy".......I have no idea what you are trying to ask here.
You need to explain a bit more.

Also, I just got done driving my car, and it warmed up pretty quick, and I paid attention to where the gauge was at once it was warm. It looked to be right in the middle. I turned the check engine light off with my xcal2 before driving........maybe this was something that just needed to fix itself?
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Possible.....I agree.
"Fail safe thingy".......I have no idea what you are trying to ask here.
You need to explain a bit more.

Also, I just got done driving my car, and it warmed up pretty quick, and I paid attention to where the gauge was at once it was warm. It looked to be right in the middle. I turned the check engine light off with my xcal2 before driving........maybe this was something that just needed to fix itself?
U know, fail safe thingy. That when the thermostat craps out than it leave it in the open position.
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I really dont know......its the one from here:

http://www.escortfocus.com/html/focus_engine_parts.html
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Well, I think it fixed itself. It warms up right away now, and runs great.
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Possibly could have had air in the system and it just purged itself...
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