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Jeep Qatar 06-06-2013 02:45 AM

160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
I want to install a 160F aftermarket thermostat for my GC. Is there any market that supplies for the GC WK2 a 160F thermostat?

padgett 06-07-2013 08:31 AM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
If you go below a 180F you will trigger engine codes (even a 180F may). What we really need is one that is full open by 195F.

Scottina06 06-07-2013 09:28 AM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
I have a jet 180 on my wk2 SRT with 0 codes. I think with a 160 tstat you would need a tune from Diablo

Jeep Qatar 06-09-2013 03:45 AM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 837107)
I have a jet 180 on my wk2 SRT with 0 codes. I think with a 160 tstat you would need a tune from Diablo

Hello Scottina,
Thank you for your reply. 180F will be excellent as well. I will ask Hemifever if he can tune for 160F thermostat.
I will send you a message in private. Please check

Jeep Qatar 06-09-2013 12:36 PM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
Ok I just found out from parts.com that the stock thermostat part# is 52028898AI. It is the same part# for 2010-2012 Jeep GC 5.7L Hemi.

Does anyone know from what temperature does the stock thermostat open at? To me it seems it opens at 210F.

I found a 180F thermostat here http://www.summitracing.com/search/p...engine-type/v8

Jeep Qatar 07-25-2013 09:02 AM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
Just installed the 180F thermostat. The water is runnig about 10 degrees celsius cooler and oil temperature is lower by around 7-10 degress celsius. This has helped alot now that our weather is above 40C (104F) during this summer.

I thank member Scottina06 for advising about the correct thermostat.

2014RedHemiGC 07-25-2013 09:18 AM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep Qatar (Post 838450)

Does anyone know from what temperature does the stock thermostat open at? To me it seems it opens at 210F.

Most stock thermostats seem to open around 190-195. Not sure about the newer Jeeps, but our 2003 Overland, '11 Z06, and '12 CTS-V all have 190's.

JoeD 07-27-2013 04:46 PM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep Qatar (Post 836116)
I want to install a 160F aftermarket thermostat for my GC. Is there any market that supplies for the GC WK2 a 160F thermostat?

What is your reason for wanting to go to a 160 stat?

padgett 07-28-2013 06:59 PM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
I want to run the engine between 180F and 190F for two reasons:
1) everything under the hood lasts longer
2) a CAI will be much more effective.

Problem is that I have a Pentastar and the thermostat (OEM is 195) is a four piece affair that includes the waterneck. If anyone knows of a 180F or 185F replacement for the Pentastar V6, please let me know.

f1anatic 08-07-2013 04:33 PM

Re: 160F Thermostat for WK2 Grand Cherokee
 
I looked for one myself and not necessarily for Jeep but for a dodge charger 3.6 L v6 as well. No luck. I may give WATER WETTER by Redline another chance. On turbo Subaru with the turbo being cooled with coolant, it didn't do much. But maybe on the Jeep, without a 200,000 rpm spinner that adds so much heat, the product might work as advertised.


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