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Terminator 180 deg Thermostat
I've been doing some research on the Terminator 180 degree thermostat. There's not too much about it on this forum, but other forums have blown up with positive and dissenting comments regarding having such a low temp thermostat.
I understand the concept behind it: trucks with performance mods create more heat, thus the reason to run at a cooler temp. But then there's this whole following of people who believe that the 7.3's are meant to run at hotter temps and that the oil needs to likewise be hot.
There seems to be as many pro-people as con-people. Does anyone here have any thoughts about it? Its a cheap and easy mod, but is it really necessary or helpful?
1996 F350 4x4 CCLB E4OD
Stage 1's, Tony Wildman Tunes, 6637 Intake, 5" Stainless Exhaust, Bilstein 5100's, FPR Spring Mod, Dark Blue CPS, Pillar Gauges (trans temp, pyro, boost), 6.0 Fan Mod, Tru-Cool Max Trans Cooler (and SD Cooler Lines), HPX Crossover, Alum Radiator, 203 Deg DieselSite Thermostat, '08 SD Alum Finned Rear Diff. Cover, PMF RSK (w/ V-Codes)