Heat

Discussion in '2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma' started by tacojoel, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    How long does it normally take these v6 engines to warm up before the trucks heater starts producing some warm air? In the fall when outside temps were in the 30-40f degree area, the time it took for heat seem normal. Now that its been in the teens a couple mornings it takes forever. My 4.7 tundra was never like this. I can drive this tacoma 15 minutes before the cab gets starts getting warm...just doesn't seem normal these trucks would be that cold blooded.
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    In my '17 about 5 mins its puttin out warm air.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Is that when outside temps are in the teens? I get that around 30-35 f or so.
     
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Remote starter? :D
     
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  6. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Yes, in fact started the Taco yesterday am 'bout 4:30am.......was 10°.......let it run 'bout 5 mins and was 'bout 4:35am when I backed out of the driveway and had warm air blowing.....temp gauge was at the bottom yet on 'cold'.
     
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  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Love my remote start.........except when you open the door before the 15 minutes are up and it shuts off. They can put a rover on Mars and beam back video but they can't get a remote start to work the way you want it to! LOL
     
  8. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    In 30 degrees, takes about 4 miles to feel heat from the vents.

    When parked outdoors, and start to drive as soon as ice is scrapped from windows--about 5 minutes.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    No way would my truck throw out any heat in 5 minutes at those temps....more like 15 min. I'll agree the temp gauge seems to take way longer before it reads mid-way. I can drive 5 miles into town before the gauge reads normal engine temps.
     
  10. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Wonder if Toyota changed the thermostat temp from my '17 to your year????
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Who, knows except its the most cold blooded toyota pickup i've ever had. When the heat does come on it doesn't take long to heat the cab up. In fact my brother was in the truck during one ride, and commented how hot the truck became. Had to turn the heat down some. My tundra was quicker but never would throw as much hot air.
     
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  12. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    Make sure you're air control is on recirculation and not fresh air. Warming prewarmed air will heat up faster and hotter than warming cold outside air.
     
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    tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Maybe you have something. Although i never had the issue with my tundra in the fresh mode.
     

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