Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Olympia, Washington, USA
I know I'm jumping in late. I don't own a later wing. But there are two issues I'd like to pipe up on.
First, don't run without a thermostat. The t-stat helps control the flow of coolant. Without it, you run the danger of creating "hot spots" in the engine and can do serious damage.
Secondly, the operating temperature of your engine is directly related to the oil, or vise versa. Oil is formulated for best protection at a given temperature. Running your engine "colder" or "hotter" than designed can increase wear. If your engine calls for 185, that's what you need to use. Running an engine at 160 may make you feel better, but it's not doing your engine any good.
Dave....same symptoms Friday. Had to put in a new t-stat in my truck to keep warm!....
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