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Old 06-21-2011, 03:49 PM
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I run a Jet 180 Stat all year round and it doesn't get much colder than a Canadian Winter in Northern Alberta. (-35C/-31F)
I kept my stock stat handy in case I needed to swap it back in, but the 180 worked perfectly fine through the entire Winter with minimal warm up and no cells/codes.

I've never had heat issues, but then again I Have a Hemi, and have a smaller Reg Cab to warm up.

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The only reason it would run rich is if it were not reaching proper operating temperature (which according to others posts seems to be 165). If this happens it also would not be constant, you would lose a couple mpg at most. I doubt this would happen. If it stays above that minimum temperature, it will not run rich or lose mpg, it would help it if anything due to the engine being slightly more efficient (outputting more work, and less heat)
I was wondering why some people were saying it would run richer with a 180. I read it several different places but there was no real explanation. I could see it running rich until it reaches operating temp but after that I agree with you....I don't see why it possibly would.

BlackRamHemi....-31 huh? Yeah, if you can run a 180 in that with no problems then I think I'll be fine, lol. Thanks!
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