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    thinking of getting a hotter t stat to keep the motor running warmer
    2005 6.0l X
    V3 running 8/6/08
    40gal frame mounted tank

    Live by the grease, die by the grease

  • #2
    Originally posted by Wilson View Post
    thinking of getting a hotter t stat to keep the motor running warmer
    Do they make warmer t-stats for these trucks? Admittedly, I've never looked...I guess some of the race apps might have something different.

    My truck seems to run a tad warmer since I put the V3 on. Can't tell much by the stock gauge, but it does seem to use the fan a bit more since I installed the system.

    Maybe it's just my imagination though....
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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    • #3
      Wanting to know same thing. Since I'll be doing a flush soon (http://www.dinofuelalternatives.com/...read.php?t=126) and probably go ahead and replace the thermostat, what thermo "best" for the V3?
      2000 7.3 F-250 w/ V3

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      • #4
        I upgraded to a 203 thermostat, around (instead of through) the belt upper rad hose and billet T-stat housing from dieselsite when I changed to the red (extended life) coolant a few months back. Vehicle mileage may have gone up .1 mpg or so....
        Last edited by Geodad; 09-02-2008, 02:13 PM.
        Gary
        2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
        1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

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        • #5
          My friend Spotty over at diesel stop(my installer) is and he told me in the winter it helps truck operate easier on WVO.I too am looking at that as my next upgrade (when i do coolant flush)
          2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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          • #6
            A lot of guys run the 203 even w/o running veggie.

            I've never felt like changing it.
            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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            • #7
              Curious as to what value the stock thermostat is. - Patrick

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
                Curious as to what value the stock thermostat is. - Patrick
                Ditto...same here....
                Greasin & Grinin
                Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                • #9
                  If it is anything like any other vehicle I've owned it is in the 180-190 range.

                  Anything below that really isn't letting the motor reach its proper operating temperature. This is my first diesel though.
                  Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Marv View Post
                    Do they make warmer t-stats for these trucks? Admittedly, I've never looked...I guess some of the race apps might have something different.

                    My truck seems to run a tad warmer since I put the V3 on. Can't tell much by the stock gauge, but it does seem to use the fan a bit more since I installed the system.

                    Maybe it's just my imagination though....
                    Marv,

                    I've noticed the same thing with the fan coming on more. You and I are further south than most of the vegistrokers commenting here.
                    2000 F250 7.3L
                    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
                      Marv,

                      I've noticed the same thing with the fan coming on more. You and I are further south than most of the vegistrokers commenting here.
                      I wondered if I was the only one...haha. Sounds like we're experiencing the same thing though.

                      I could just be my imagination...anytime I work or my car/truck I always become more aware of what it's doing and continually look for something to go wrong...haha. I guess I'm just paranoid.

                      Truck seems to run just fine though...so it hasn't worried me. Temps here have been consistently in the low 90's so I'm sure that's having an effect on it.

                      What kind of temps have you guys been seeing out there?
                      Greasin & Grinin
                      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                      2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                      2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                      2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                      • #12
                        The high today should be 83 but the rest of the week we are back in the low 90's.
                        2000 F250 7.3L
                        Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
                          The high today should be 83 but the rest of the week we are back in the low 90's.
                          Got ya...not far off from our temps now. We're usually mid-80s to low 90s pretty consitently.
                          Greasin & Grinin
                          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                          • #14
                            The 6.0s (at least mine) thermostats are 185*F i believe. This is the water temp i see in my commander guage when hot at idle. It runs up to 188-190 at highway speeds and 195 when working it in the hot summer.

                            In winter i cover the radiator up and that helps alot.
                            Last edited by Clay; 09-03-2008, 10:20 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                              The 6.0s (at least mine) thermostats are 185*F i believe. This is the water temp i see in my commander guage when hot at idle. It runs up to 188-190 at highway speeds and 195 when working it in the hot summer.

                              In winter i cover the radiator up and that helps alot.
                              Good info...that's what I needed to know. I would have suspected it was around that range.

                              Wonder if there are any detrimental effects to running a hotter t-stat....
                              Last edited by Clay; 09-03-2008, 10:21 AM.
                              Greasin & Grinin
                              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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