Engine Slow to Warm. Thermostat?
My recently purchased truck seems to take forever to warm up. Seems like I have to drive at least 5 miles before temperature registers on the gauge. Once it reaches 190, it stays steady -- no load city driving.
Is this normal? The service manual/owners manuals are vague about how long it should take to warm up. Temperatures here (fla) have been moderate. How long do most folks let the engine warm up before driving? I am not thrilled with running a cold engine, even at low speed/no load.
I also noticed that the oil pressure is slightly higher than average until I hit the 190 mark, which makes sense, but that can't be good for the engine.
I am tempted to change the thermostat but would apprieciate input first.
Thanks in advance