Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver - British Columbia
Hey - new this to this forum, searched around to hopefully avoid a redundant question, but could not find anything specifically.
I just got a 2005 X, noticed it was taking longer than I expected to reach operating temperature. Also taking into consideration the VQ40 is a larger engine than I have ever owned - i was not sure 100% what I should expect.
Then I received a notice light code P0128 which indicated that infact the time lapsed between start and reaching optimum temperature was too long. The temperature gauage even after driving for over an hour hovers at about the 40% mark (this could also be normal, although most cars I have go to 50% of the gauge and sit there).
Is the thermostat stuck open? Is a sensor buggered? I cleared the code and will monitor it going forward.
- air in system - check that this morning when cold, fluid in radiator right to the top.
- thermostat needs to be replaced
- another sensor?
Anybody else experieced this? Thanks for the help!