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Old 01-17-2008, 12:15 PM
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Just ordered:

Thermostat $15.99
Brand: Duralast
Part Number: 4128

Radiator Cap $4.99
Brand: Cst
Part Number: 7720

Hope that's correct and thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:28 PM
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Just ordered:

Thermostat $15.99
Brand: Duralast
Part Number: 4128

Radiator Cap $4.99
Brand: Cst
Part Number: 7720

Hope that's correct and thanks for the tip!
Looking good! Please follow-up when you get personal confirmation. Also, feedback on Post #1 is always appreciated.
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Installed the 180t and MotoRad cap today, following step by step this illustrated and well detailed sticky.

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:15 AM
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is there any problems running this mod in winter? or summer?
i just dont understand why they wouldnt of made it like this to begin with?
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:19 AM
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is there any problems running this mod in winter? or summer?
i just dont understand why they wouldnt of made it like this to begin with?
Good question. There are two primary reasons:

1. Emissions requirements
2. Moisture flash off (definitely a secondary concern)

There isn't a good reason not to unless you live in a bitterly cold region. I would opt to keep the stocker in that case, so your heater will work better.

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:26 PM
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so with it, i will fail my emissions.
and whats moisture flash off?
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:38 PM
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so with it, i will fail my emissions.
and whats moisture flash off?
You won't fail any sniffer tests. Those are very lax compared to new car EPA requirements.

In time, unwelcome moisture will invade all of your vehicles fluids if not perfectly sealed. This is one of the reasons why brake and tranny fluid need to be flushed from time to time. Also, a small amount of water vapor (product of combustion) squeezes past your piston rings and mingles with the hot oil when the engine is running. Later, the vapor condenses into water as the engine cools after being turned off.

By warming the engine to a minimum temperature ensures the water is "flashed-off" or revaporized thus preventing damage.

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Bryan do you think we in Texas could get away with the 176 t-stat even with the weather being cool like it is here in Waco
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Bryan do you think we in Texas could get away with the 176 t-stat even with the weather being cool like it is here in Waco
I'm not familiar with Waco's winters, but I imagine you would be fine. Your Jeep would be happy as a clam even though it might throw an undertemp CEL. I am thinking more along the lines of -47 in Minnesota.
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Will these instructions have to be modified with a ThorHammer installed?
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