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Matt 09-27-2009 06:56 PM

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.

Break it down for me Joe! :p

Matt 09-27-2009 06:58 PM

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?

Robert Palmer 09-27-2009 07:07 PM

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.

hemi.jon 09-27-2009 07:09 PM

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.

HEMIBeast 09-27-2009 07:10 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Cooler operating temperature. Helps the car run a little cooler. Some say it helps prevent detonation.

Matt 09-27-2009 07:14 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Elvis Presley (Post 68134)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hemi.jon (Post 68135)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HEMIBeast (Post 68137)
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.

HEMIBeast 09-27-2009 07:21 PM

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..

Matt 09-27-2009 07:24 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEMIBeast (Post 68145)
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.

hemi.jon 09-27-2009 07:43 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt (Post 68151)
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

Matt 09-27-2009 07:46 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hemi.jon (Post 68179)
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?

Thanks for all the help guys!!

hemi.jon 09-27-2009 07:51 PM

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

Matt 09-27-2009 07:52 PM

Re: 180 degree T-stat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hemi.jon (Post 68199)
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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