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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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P0128 code and clock not keeping time

2 different issues. The clock has started to keep reverting back to 12:00 along with dates but car starts without issue.

For the last few months as weather has cooled here at 6500ft I get that code when heading down to Phx. With the aeroforce gauge I can turn the code off enroute and I never get it while in Phx or while in town where I live, and not coming back up the hill for that matter, only on my way down to lower elevation on a cold morning. Kinda weird.

Any ideas on these?
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The clock would seem to be a temporary loss of voltage to it, but could also be a radio fault.

P0128 is a start-up diagnostic code that indicates the ECT has not increased at the proper rate. It could be getting fooled by the changes that occur due to elevation change.

It sounds that it does not happen after a cold start when staying at elevation, or when driving after a cold start at the lower elevation?

The next time you head down the hill record the IAT and the ECT at start-up and at the moment the fault appears.

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This code can also be caused by a bad coolant thermostat. They quite often fail and can stick open or closed on the sky.

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If it is the tstat, how difficult is that to swap out?

One time when in Phx last summer I had it get up to 230 degrees while puttzin around in a parking lot looking for and address. Took forever to get it to cool back down, even scooting along the freeway at 70mph. It may indeed be a tstat issue and I've bought a couple of those little inserts for the coolant hose, though I'm not sure exactly where they get installed.
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If it is the tstat, how difficult is that to swap out?
Is it a Redline (turbo)?? If so, good luck. I did mine last spring. It took a total of about 8 hours over a 2 week period. The hardest thing to do is to get the big clamp on the big hose to spin around to the back. Once you've done that it's easy, just pray you never have to replace the big hose!! I spent almost 6 hours trying to get it to spin. I finally gave up, sprayed it with WD40, then took a huge (about 2 feet long and weighed about 10lbs), heavy wroght iron "breaker-bar", placed it on the clamp and hit the bar with a rubber mallet as hard as I could... It took about 20 blows, but it spun. I was trying not to spin that clamp around the back side because it's going to be a B&^%$ if that hose ever needs to be replaced.

EDIT: It might have been closer to 12 hours with the "burping" of the system.
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This thread is not working. Several problems, 1) does not update from bolding after visiting the thread, 2) formatting of the thread is completely wrong and different from the rest of the forum topics, and 3) the banner is from way back before the update was made 3-4 years ago.

Would be good if the admin could look into this. Thanks
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I thought it was just me! There are a couple of threads that do this.

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The Redline forum never had the new site style applied to it. When you look at the URL, the "f24" folder is always in the path for these pages.

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Question about P0128

CEL came on today and diagnostic code is P0128 (ECT sensor below thermostat operating range). Is this something serious, like I should take it in to be fixed immediately serious? Or can I drive my car for a few days while I decide where to have it repaired?

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No, not serious. You can drive it for several days.
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No, not serious. You can drive it for several days.
Ummm....if the thermostat is stuck shut...YES!! It's serious!!! If it's stuck open, you're fine.... Can't really tell though on these cars.

NOTE: I can tell on mine as the engine note changes when mine gets above 220 degrees...not something everyone can do...so even if my temp sensor doesn't work, I can tell by sound and giddy up.... I'm kind of special that way....
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OK, thanks. The temperature display is still working, so as long as I keep an eye on the engine temp I should be fine, right?
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You are fine. The code says your coolant temp is below the thermostat rating. I would get it fixed but it is nothing to worry about.

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