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160 degree thermostat

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    160 degree thermostat

    Does anyone have experience with a 160 thermostat?

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    Works best when programmed to have the fans kick on at 160 degrees.
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    How do I program the fans to activate at 160 degrees? Thanx

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    '01's supposedly came with a 180, think mine was stamped 86*C. I have the 160 with them set at 184/175 and 194/185 with LEDs so I can see them come on. I think setting the fans at 160 will make them run all the time - mine already do on a 80* day unless I'm on the interstate. Just to be sure you know - your temp gauge will read the same on the '99 and up.

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    I've heard some swear by them, and some say just reprogram the fans, and some say that is too cold, get a 180. I haven't really heard the best top final answer of all time yet. The guy I bought my car from supposidly has a 180 in it but like NBM said, mine reads the same.

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    I have a 160 and around town my temps are the same as with a stock thermostat. Only on the highway does it run cooler. You have to have the fans reprogrammed or get a fan switch to run cooler around town.

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    On the highway mine runs cooler also with the 160.

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