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Because our engines are designed to run at 195, not 203 like the T444e. There is no gain by switching. Unless you like you fan to run more often. Some people see a mileage increase from the engine warming up faster but that's ONLY because they replaced a crappy worn out one with a brand new one, not because the engine is running hotter. The only thing you would notice between a good 195 and the 205 is with the 205 your engine fan will kick on a lot more often...
Extra heat is almost never good.
I wouldn't be concerned about the rad hose. Its just a hose at the end of the day. Most parts store hoses are going to be China junk and hold up just fine
More recent posts you'll find about the 205 is a lot of people switching back to the original, myself included. I originally thought it would help winter warm ups
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Last edited by schlutzer; 07-03-2014 at 10:56 AM.