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  • Andy 2
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Thermostat replacement
Well we headed for AZ Thursday morning leaving Riverton about 8 am temps 8 below got about 5 miles down the road and the temps started going up fast, got a check engine light and a few minutes got a stop engine light, got her pulled over in a...

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  • kenhat
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Re: Thermostat replacement
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You lucked out there. Nice to have friends. :)

Did you happen to notice what temps your thermostats are? I was surprised to find mine were 170º. I suspect that a PO had overheating issues and installed the 170ºs to have a little more head room.

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  • Andy 2
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The shop took the serial # off the valve cover and looked up the spec's, Detroit calls for 170 he was surprised as well.

Re: Thermostat replacement
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Im glad it was an easy fix. That thing looks so easy to work on! Im looking at a familiar hose, looks like a piece of cake on yours.