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post #1 of 12 Old 08-18-2009, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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what is the best t stat to get? and where can I get it? my stock gauge has been moving lately kind of erratic. truck is running tip top. Is my t stat going or is my temp sender going? I figure t stat is probably cheaper to start with. any ideas are welcome. thanks fellas
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My temp. needle was cycling from cold to hot more than usual lately too (seemed to be running warmer before it cooled again) so I picked up a new t stat at NAPA and flushed the system. The truck is running cool again and is staying at a nice constant temperature. I'd give it a try and see what happens.....it worked for me!

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ford imo is the best place, but thats stock temps.

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i got mine from oriellys and never had a problem

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The Ford / Motorcraft stat has the gasket installed on the stat as opposed to a separate part. Makes the install really easy. Get a new housing too. I changed the bolts on mine to allen heads. Allot easier to install.

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update swapped the stat and now she's running at a steady temp.

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Good deal! Glad you got it squared away.

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Yep, thermostats are goofy things. I've talked to a few "old time" mechanics, and they all told me to change my thermostate every year, along with the radiator cap. (as a preventative maintenance). I can't say that I've done it though.

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thanks for the well wishes fellas

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Yea mine would move around also until my water pump went and then put a new one in and it works like a charm. Glad you got squared away!
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