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Yup just different packaging.


There website has it listed for 46.95 plus shipping. I spent half of that with coolant and everything needed.
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so i was planing on doing this, but as stated in previous post, it said it could effect my mpg if i lived in a cold climate? I live in Montana and it is pretty cold here from Nov-Feb. anywhere from -20 to 40 during those months
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It doesn't get Montana cold here but I have never had any ill effects from running the 180 stat in cold weather.
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Nice write up man!
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so i was planing on doing this, but as stated in previous post, it said it could effect my mpg if i lived in a cold climate? I live in Montana and it is pretty cold here from Nov-Feb. anywhere from -20 to 40 during those months
Most people don't experience issues. Only way to know is to try it and if your mpg decreases switch back to the stock tstat. Another option (sort of an in between) is to drill one or two 1/8" holes in the stock thermostat, to allow sort of a small leak through the thermostat, even when closed, and it will reduce the temp slightly. Also helps to prevent sticking tstat problems if they ever occur.
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Most people don't experience issues. Only way to know is to try it and if your mpg decreases switch back to the stock tstat. Another option (sort of an in between) is to drill one or two 1/8" holes in the stock thermostat, to allow sort of a small leak through the thermostat, even when closed, and it will reduce the temp slightly. Also helps to prevent sticking tstat problems if they ever occur.
yeah i guess i can try it. It'll be hard to tell cuz the amount of time I let my truck warmup lol, thank god for heated seats.

Ill prolly be doing this mod some time this week. Is it a good idea to change out all the antifreeze at this point too?
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If your antifreeze looks really nasty(clumpy/gritty) then it'd be wise to run a hose through it and flush it out. You can buy the prestone "T" piece that you clamp onto the heater hose line, then you hook a hose to it, and leave the bottom radiator hose disconnected and thermostat out, and run the engine and have the heater on, this will flush it out really well. If the coolant doesn't look bad just refill what was lost. I ALWAYS use the "mix with any color" stuff in any vehicle.
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Nice write up man!
thanks! I really enjoyed doing this write up! It was def. easier then some of the others I have done in the past.
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are winters in cleveland to cold for this. I dont want to kill the mpg cause of changing that.
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^ I didn't mean to scare people off. Many people in cold climates do this mod, successfully. People in canada do it succesfully. All I was getting at was if I do this in Orlando, FL, where it basically never gets below 30's, I definitely wouldn't have an issue. If you are in a cold climate, there's no guaranteeing, although you should be fine. Just have to monitor mpg and if you notice a decrease over several tanks, you would probably want to switch back to the stock tstat.
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