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Offline brownbear

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thermostat temp
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:29:19 PM »
thinking of going with a lower temp thermostat, can anyone tell me the stock temp is for the thermostat?

Offline mudkicker715

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Re: thermostat temp
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 06:33:34 PM »

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Re: thermostat temp
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 01:51:11 PM »
Yup. Eagles aren't know for overheating if the radiator and cooling system are in good shape and if filled with a 50-50 mix of antifreeze and water. The 258 wants to run at this temperature. Personally, I would not advise a lower temperature thermostat. :eagle:
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Air-conditioning is so cool!

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Re: thermostat temp
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 07:33:01 AM »
Fuel economy goes down when running colder.
AMC/Jeep gauges are for amusement only. Any correlation between them and reality is purely coincidental!


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