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Old 02-19-2014, 04:43 PM
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You're smoking again.....

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Yup, you're right. Meant thermostat but the fingers did something else.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:05 PM
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If it's open or not there, you will not likely get to 160 idling unless there are pieces of impeller clogging up water flow. I forgot to put my thermostat in last spring and it ran pretty cold all the time..........then I figured it out.
well, I have had some car engines with a thermostat that would stick open/slightly open and it would act the same way, I know this isn't exactly the same but I was thinking it may be stuck open slightly. I think I may get one just to be safe, I always thought it was running a bit to cool at 110-120 degrees.

since I don't know when it was changed last I better get one just to be safe......


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Old 02-19-2014, 06:28 PM
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Stuck slightly open would do that. In my mind, I was thinking stuck wide open. Evidently my multi-tasking is out of sorts today.

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:50 PM
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Best supplier? Or was it already posted?.....phone surfing is marginal to say the least....
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:17 PM
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Best supplier? Or was it already posted?.....phone surfing is marginal to say the least....
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:03 PM
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Anyone figure out if the thermostat itself has the rubber gasket on it or not? Mine does not...but don't know if thats how it is supposed to be or not.
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Anyone figure out if the thermostat itself has the rubber gasket on it or not? Mine does not...but don't know if thats how it is supposed to be or not.
paper gasket...
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:57 PM
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Thank you j.mccreight. That is how I did mine. The picture in the manual isn't clear if there is a rubber seal or not on the thermostat itself. I knew there was a paper gasket on the housing.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:17 AM
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:42 PM
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Just to throw my 2 cents in here, I switched to a 160 degree awhile back, thinking it would be better if I ever installed a heater. And for the reasons mentioned on Skidim site. My temps were between 170-180 IIRC. I started to notice the occasional high temp alarm when starting up after a hard run, likely due to some heat soak. Also occasionally had a hard time starting when hot. I changed back to a 143 degree stat (and changed the battery around the same time) and no more high temp alarms or hard starting. Temps settled back to 150-160. Seems a little "cold" compared to normal car engine temps, but I do agree our boat engines work much harder, like after a long footing run. Obviously both stats will work, and some prefer the 160, but I prefer the 143.
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