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    Default 160 or 180 Deg Thermostat?

    Our 1967 152 Perkins runs cool, 130-140 so it seems a thermostat might be needed. Std thermostat is 160. Would a 180 be better for our cool Wyoming climate? It appears that both thermostats are chevy.

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    Default Re: 160 or 180 Deg Thermostat?

    I would go with the 180-185 degree range. It's better for a lot of reasons, sludge being a big one. The old 160 degree units were more for the days when alcohol was the main form of antifreeze, to help prevent boil off.
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    Default Re: 160 or 180 Deg Thermostat?

    Thanks. There is enough sludge in the world without me adding to it. 180 it is.

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