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This is a discussion on Thermostat within the GM Trucks forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im sitting in traffic and my truck is running hot what would be the best thermostat to use like a ...

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    Im sitting in traffic and my truck is running hot what would be the best thermostat to use like a 185 or 180

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    By running hot what do you mean? Is the guage in the red? Are you low on coolant?

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    The coolant is fine its seems to be running above normal and the truck is running like shit

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    Any SES lights coming on? When running like shit, is it feel like it's bogging down, is it missing, is it shaking at idle...?

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    No lights and it starts to shake and feels like it's missing but when I take off its fine

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    Just gonna toss this out there.... "Could be" a leaky head gasket starting..

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    I hope the hell not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Just gonna toss this out there.... "Could be" a leaky head gasket starting..
    Not real common on the GMT900's.... but that does make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Not real common on the GMT900's.... but that does make sense.
    I sincerely hope it's not.. Just have that feeling it "might" be.

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    If it is a stat, just put a stock replacement back in.

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    i was just wondering why not to use a lower temp thermostat and what is the best sparkplug replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    i was just wondering why not to use a lower temp thermostat and what is the best sparkplug replacement.
    Your truck isnt heavily modified or anything, so there really isnt anything to be gained going to a lower temp stat. Stay with OEM spec parts until you have a reason to switch to something otherwise. As for plugs, I would go with an ACDelco Iridium replacement plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Your truck isnt heavily modified or anything, so there really isnt anything to be gained going to a lower temp stat. Stay with OEM spec parts until you have a reason to switch to something otherwise. As for plugs, I would go with an ACDelco Iridium replacement plug.
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    Ok I have had some people giving me mixed info on thermostat and as for plugs its always a toss between ac and ngk I have a buddy with a few dry similar truck and he said at a 100000 he had to service the coolant system with new stuff and the truck ran cooler so I am approaching that mark so I guess its time.

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    Well next thought a very smart friends of mine said it could be clogged cats causing all the problems any thoughts on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    Well next thought a very smart friends of mine said it could be clogged cats causing all the problems any thoughts on that.

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    That would usually throw a SES light, and would cause the vehicle to surge and hesitate on heavy acceleration.

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