07-06-08, 08:59 AM
I had a weird thing happen the other day on my 04 ESV...I had just driven about an hour to our marina and left the truck idling for about 15 minutes in the asphalt parking lot (got to talking to a friend). Anyway when I got to the truck the temp guage was pegged in the red. I immediately shut it off and let it sit for about 10 minutes then started it back up. It had cooled down a little but was still way higher than normal. I drove it down the street and the temperature went down to normal. I also noticed that my rear view temp guage said it was 128 degrees outside. I am in South Carolina and it doesn't get that hot here. It was a very warm day, but maybe 95 degree's tops, of course on the asphalt I am sure it seemed alot hotter. I drove it all the way home and it was fine. I let the truck get completely cooled down and went out to see if my fan clutch was bad. It didn't free wheel at all when I tried to spin it and it felt exactly like my fathers 05. I drove it yesterday a good distance and it was fine. Has anybody had this happen to them? Any ideas? What temperature does your truck run at? Mine seems to always be around 200 degrees.