Cooling system issue
This may be the wrong crowd but I thought I would ask anyway:
My X is running on the cold side at speed, when i sit in traffic for say more than 15 minutes the Temp gauge begins to climb... but if I give her a bit of throttle say 1000-1100 RPM the temp comes back down.
She has 82000 miles on the clock and before i bought her 10k ago the dealer replaced the gasket to the thermostate housing as it was leaking. I don't want to go chasing my tail here because it seems like it could either the t-stat or the water pump. A quick look under the hood and the t-stat looks like a PITA.
Thoughts on what my issue could be, and how much of a pita is the t-stat really?
04 Xterra with 265s on stock wheels
plenty in the works
99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
4.7 V8, 242 T-case swapped
6.5" Lift, 33x11.50 R16
ARB Front bumper m8000, rr bumper w/ some doo dads, Locked Rear