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Old 06-04-2010, 12:52 PM
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Jim, my '85 has a thermostat. I changed it out to a 160 degree. I would bet that had one at one point.

Side note, I tried to convince my fiance we should register at Home Depot for wedding gifts, but she said that seemed too redneck. I thought it would have been funny.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:57 PM
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OX,LOL Now thats funny right there.

I am going to make a post to find out if need to put one on my motor or run it with out one.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:29 PM
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Jim, both you and Ox should be running a 143 degree thermostat. Running without will sometimes have your engine running too cool. When not running in the 160 degree temp range, they can run rough.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:38 PM
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Jim, both you and Ox should be running a 143 degree thermostat. Running without will sometimes have your engine running too cool. When not running in the 160 degree temp range, they can run rough.
Thanks for the info. I have had it running with the 160 thermo and it runs great, but if I ever get it back in the water I'm going to have to check that out again and maybe change back. Can it do any harm to the engine?
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:12 PM
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Peter, On my motor there is no recess grove for the thermostat. Is there one on yours? or is it just flat? Mine is flat on both sides.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:56 AM
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Guys, I have to have my thermostat in so that the heater gets warm enough... If it gets under 140 degrees its not nearly warm enough... If your thinking of running a heater I would definitely get a tstat in there!!

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:40 PM
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I went into the shop this morning to work on the boat. I walked past the broken plastic fender and my leg was cut open about 4" gash. So now on my way to get some well needed stiches. I am going to go back tonight and work on it some more. For the thermostat housing I am going to take it off and get a 143 Tstat for it next week.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:51 PM
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Bummer man, sorry about the leg!! I like the dedication though!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:27 PM
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Jim, sorry about the leg man, get stitched up and get that boat done..... Good luck with the thermostat.... maybe i should of just not even mentioned it! LOL
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the support guys. I ended up with just 3 stiches thank goodness for friend Dr.'s. I am back to work on it now. I just hope it will not bite back again. LOL
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