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Old 25 May 2007, 12:52 am
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im looking for a 180 degree thermostat but cannot find where to purchase one at can anyone help me out on where to find one, for a 2003 gt turbo pt cruiser. i bought a jet chip stage 2, and it tells you to run a 180 degree thermostat. i see where alot of guys are running one on here, but i cannot find one at an autoparts store they only carry 190 degree thermostat.

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Old 25 May 2007, 09:12 am
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Stant #13788, get it at Pepboys, Kragen, Autozone etc. Be careful with the OEM seal as the new stat doesn't come with one. You will also have to notch the stat in three places (same as OEM stat) to fit the seal, and drill a 1/16" air bleed hole. A turkey baister( squeeze bulb on a tube) works very well in removing coolant.Put the coolant into a container, and remember what ever you took out has to go back in. Allow plenty of time during refill of coolant to purge the air, or you will over heat.
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 03:52 am
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How does your car run with the Jet Chip. I was thinking of getting one but wanted to see how much difference it actually made before spending the money.
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How does your car run with the Jet Chip. I was thinking of getting one but wanted to see how much difference it actually made before spending the money.
Not even close to the Mopar Stage 1. Even though the Mopar Stage 1 is more expensive it is the building block to more power. With the Jet chip you will still get an overboost code if you try and raise the boost even to 15 psi (Mopar Stage 1 level). With the Mopar Stage 1 you can raise the boost to 18 psi and get no code and have enough fuel to do so.
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im looking for a 180 degree thermostat but cannot find where to purchase one at can anyone help me out on where to find one, for a 2003 gt turbo pt cruiser. i bought a jet chip stage 2, and it tells you to run a 180 degree thermostat. i see where alot of guys are running one on here, but i cannot find one at an autoparts store they only carry 190 degree thermostat.
Here is one that will fit right in with out any modifacation, I have one and it works great, I just need to get a SCT flash unit to change the cooling fan set points in the PCM to match the 180 t-stat.

Darrell Cox Racing - 180 Degree Thermostat (Powered by CubeCart)

I also agree with MeanGreen about the Mopar Stage 1 over the Jet, I know several who sold the Jet to get the Mopar kit after the disappointment in performance, especially if you have an Automatic transmission as the Mopar Kit improves the shifts along with engine performance.
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Old 08 Jun 2015, 09:31 am
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I just replaced mine and it was relatively easy to do on a 2006 limited edition Turbo. as described before you can just slide it in and the part fits perfectly.

it seems to be working correctly.
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Old 08 Jun 2015, 09:55 am
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I just replaced mine and it was relatively easy to do on a 2006 limited edition Turbo. as described before you can just slide it in and the part fits perfectly.

it seems to be working correctly.
Moto-rad also makes them and that appears to be what Darrel Cox is taking out of the box and putting in his bag. They are about $9 shipped from Rockauto.




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Old 08 Jun 2015, 10:23 am
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There is many things re-"containered" from that one!

May I suggest others reading this thread to use a STANT Superstant Balanced thermostat. It is more in line with updated technology and design over the conventional thermostats used in this thread.
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There is many things re-"containered" from that one!

May I suggest others reading this thread to use a STANT Superstant Balanced thermostat. It is more in line with updated technology and design over the conventional thermostats used in this thread.
You havenīt got a part number for that thermostat by any chance?
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You havenīt got a part number for that thermostat by any chance?
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