Originally Posted by Elvis Presley
Ok I know in the package deal I got, a 180 tstat is included but I want a spare.
So my questions are:
1.) Can I run anything below 180? As in a 160 or 170 Tstat?
2.) Can 180 Tstats be found in autostores? If so which Autostore?
3.) Will I get codes in the winter?
A spare??? Joe in my honest opinion I think your stock one can become a spare just in case something goes wrong with the 180º, then and only then I would have order another 180º.
1.) Yes you can but you shouldn't.
2.) Yes, the Valucraft 4128 at Pep Boys or Autozone.
3.) Most likely yes as others have experienced.
Joe, I also remember reading on the lx site that the Motorad 7302-180
is a fail safe t-stat. What I read is that the Motorad t-stats that the part # start with a 7 are fail safe. That's the one I should have ordered when I had the 5.7L
I don't know if the Jet are fail safe thou...
Let me know if you need help changing it when you get it, just get the 1Gln Ziploc bags to save and not to spill any coolant.
I still have 1 1/2 Gln of the Zerex, you shouldn't have bought any at the dealer.
I hope that helps!