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lmurry51 10-02-2009 08:23 PM

180 degree thermostat works
i installed 180 degree thermostat in my truck today and it works. so you guys that have a 2009 ram with a 4.7 liter engine, jet thermostat part number 10177 will work. temp gauge reads lower now. its messy to change out cause the thermostat is located at the bottom left hand side of the engine, if your facing the front of your truck.:smileup:

chithead 10-02-2009 09:50 PM

That is good info! More power if it runs cooler!

erm 10-02-2009 10:10 PM

Yep...I changed out the stock TStat in my truck and my car shortly after getting them. Works good.

Just don't go sooo low on the temp rating that you'll have code problems come winter if it gets cold where you live.

I know guys out here in the PNW who swapped their LX HEMI powered cars over to 170 deg Tstats and got all kinds of codes thrown when the ambient temps started dropping.

pwrwgnman 10-02-2009 10:34 PM

I drilled 2 1/32 holes at 12 and 6 on my thermostat and got it to run cooler, although on really cold days I have to put a piece of card board in front of the radiator to get it a little warmer just like on the big rigs lol keeps the temps more consistent , instead of it getting up to 190 and then getting the block slammed with cooler water from the radiator when the thermostat opens.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 10-03-2009 12:07 AM

Cool glad to know it worked for ya .

chithead 10-03-2009 09:50 AM

If you do a write-up on replacing it, maybe we can get a Sticky at the top of the 4.7 thread. This would be good for others who are curious to know.

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