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Old 09-27-2009, 06:56 PM
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180 degree T-stat

Okay, so I'm curious what exactly this does. The stock one is 195... so what will 180 do... I'm sure I could Google this, but future members may have the same question so we may as well get it in a thread.

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Old 09-27-2009, 06:58 PM
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

http://bwoodyperformance.com/product...hhugfexuqkuxnz

I guess my question is, why wouldn't it come with one from the factory? Any downside?
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:07 PM
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

I could have sworn that the stock T-Stat was 215. Anyways, the 180 helps but at least in my experience, not in city driving because we can't adjust the fans. The 5.7 WK fans are hydraulic, not electric.

Once I get on the highway the temp drops to around the 1/4 mark.

Hemijon also has a Tstat.
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

colder motor = happy motor...nuff said..alot of good things dont come factory for different reasons, the tstat, could not be there just because they found a happy middle for northern and southern vehicles so they could keep less parts on the assembly line. but it could be for other reasons, but the thing is the manufacturers dont do alot of good things, just for some dumb reasons.
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

Cooler operating temperature. Helps the car run a little cooler. Some say it helps prevent detonation.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:14 PM
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

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I could have sworn that the stock T-Stat was 215. Anyways, the 180 helps but at least in my experience, not in city driving because we can't adjust the fans. The 5.7 WK fans are hydraulic, not electric.

Once I get on the highway the temp drops to around the 1/4 mark.

Hemijon also has a Tstat.
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colder motor = happy motor...nuff said..alot of good things dont come factory for different reasons, the tstat, could not be there just because they found a happy middle for northern and southern vehicles so they could keep less parts on the assembly line. but it could be for other reasons, but the thing is the manufacturers dont do alot of good things, just for some dumb reasons.
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Cooler operating temperature. Helps the car run a little cooler. Some say it helps prevent detonation.
Okay, so bear with me as I try to understand this... the t-stat is basically device to tell the motor to stay cooler (@ 180) rather that the factory (195 or whatever it is). Kind of like a homes AC controller; it will cool to whatever you set it at...? So this would be like setting the temperature to coll to lower for the motor...?

My temp is usually right at the half way point, but that could be because I'm in Florida and it's 115 in the shade and 100% humidity, lol.

Yeah Jon, I figured it was a mass manufacturing thing... seems it always is.
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Re: 180 degree T-stat

That's basically it. You can purchase the t stat in a 160 or 180. The 180 is obviously more popular though. If you live in a cold climate and run a 160 it takes forever for your car to warm up, etc..
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That's basically it. You can purchase the t stat in a 160 or 180. The 180 is obviously more popular though. If you live in a cold climate and run a 160 it takes forever for your car to warm up, etc..
Hmmm, what would you recommend for me (in Florida)? I turn on my Jeep and the temp gauge starts at 1/2... and sits there.
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Hmmm, what would you recommend for me (in Florida)? I turn on my Jeep and the temp gauge starts at 1/2... and sits there.

im in the SWFL area, and i run a 180. no matter how much i seem to be running around or sitting in traffic i never see my jeep above 180
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im in the SWFL area, and i run a 180. no matter how much i seem to be running around or sitting in traffic i never see my jeep above 180
Okay, sounds good Jon! By the way, how do you know what temp your Jeep is at?

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Re: 180 degree T-stat

used to run a dashhawk for a while. it let me know..and now just watching the temp gauge its always in the same spot as when the DH said it was 180. i think the highest i ever saw was about 185
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used to run a dashhawk for a while. it let me know..and now just watching the temp gauge its always in the same spot as when the DH said it was 180. i think the highest i ever saw was about 185
Could you guess what the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 marks are... roughly?
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