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Frankie 01-02-2010 07:52 PM

How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Here is what I did and how I did it...You can obviously do it however you want as this is only how I did it and should be only used as a guide!


Parts Used:

JET 180 TStat #10183
Zip Lock Freezer Bag
Big Black Garbage Bag

Tools Used:

ScrewDriver
Ratchet and Socket


Ok, Lets get started...


First locate where the tstat will go...In the 5.7 its directly under the TB on the left!

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8442/dsc03363if.jpg

Close up!

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6138/dsc03362h.jpg

I pulled off my air intake so I would have easy access to the 2 bolts!

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6396/dsc03357k.jpg

Close up!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5231/dsc03349x.jpg

I placed a big black garbage bag behind it, just in case it started gushing out everywhere!

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1637/dsc03358m.jpg

The I took a Zip Lock Freezer Bag and held it under as I removed the bolts!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7040/dsc03352a.jpg

Quite a bit came out when I unbolted it and pulled away the hose and then when I popped the stock tstat out some more came out as well! I just let it all go into the bag although some did miss and get on the driveway!

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8725/dsc03355t.jpg

I then put in the 180 tsat!

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7491/dsc03353pe.jpg

Attached the hose back!

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9666/dsc03351l.jpg

Made sure it was all tight!

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/8463/dsc03350i.jpg

And finally put my intake back on!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7287/dsc03359nv.jpg

That was it...Piece of cake!

Total time was 15min or so!



Like always this is just how I did it...I take no responsibility for you!

Chaoul1 01-02-2010 07:54 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Nice write up!

Frankie 01-02-2010 07:55 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 124776)
Nice write up!

Thank you!

DJ BoNiOmArIo 01-02-2010 10:53 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
nice write up, please enlighten me on the uses of a 180 tsat please ???

Frankie 01-02-2010 11:07 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boniomario (Post 124851)
nice write up, please enlighten me on the uses of a 180 tsat please ???

Basically it allows the engine to run at a cooler temp (180)!

Joe in PA 01-02-2010 11:28 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Nice writeup and it is something that I'll be doing to my WK tommorow as the tstat stuck open today on a 300 mile round trip.

There are both advantages and disadvantages to to running a tstat that is 15deg lower than oem. Advantages might include an increase in power and maybe a little better mileage. The possible disadvantages include increased engine condensation and sludge formation, screwing up emission controls and possibly fouling O2 sensors and cats. It is a trade off going to the 180 tstat and something that probably shouldn't be done unless you are willing to accept the possible downsides. Personally, I plan on replacing mine with a 195 tstat as that's the temp the engine was designed to run at and I plan on keeping it for a long, long time. ;)

Scottina06 01-02-2010 11:44 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
nice write up bro

DJ BoNiOmArIo 01-02-2010 11:47 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
hmm makes sense ... thanks for the information ...

can always rely on the guys at JG more than my mechanic lol

ducks unlimited 01-03-2010 02:12 AM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
nice write up ..i dont wanna sound like a dick but who's do we keep yours or joe's
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/installed-jet-180-t-stat-1122.html

Frankie 01-03-2010 08:13 AM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ducks unlimited (Post 124908)
nice write up ..i dont wanna sound like a dick but who's do we keep yours or joe's
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=1122

Mine since that isnt Joes! ;):p:p:p

Matt 01-03-2010 12:09 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
Great write up Frankie!

I'll be doing this next weekend!

Scottina06 01-03-2010 06:00 PM

Re: How To : Install A JET 180 TStat
 
FYI guys...dont pay $45 online....Oreillys auto parts sells them for like $29


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