Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Perrysburg OH
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Yes, these engines run cool. I remove the fan in Oct and replace it in May; this helps it warm up faster, and it's also quieter (making up for the noisier winter diesel blend) and I'm sure I pick up a few hp by not turning that big fan. Have never heard of a 215* t-stat, though it'd be great to find one; Bob Riley at the dieselsite, among others, sells a 203 or 205* stat which I've heard good things about. I know if I park this thing in cold weather with the temp gauge at "rm" and leave it running at normal idle, when I return to the truck it's cooler than when I parked it... very different than a gasser.
'96 F350 XLT CC 4x4 PSD auto LWB 4.10 open, white, open intake, Tymar HX, 3"DPP downpipe, 315 General A/T on factory Alcoas, F add-a-leaf, new alt x3, fuel pump x3, water pump x2, vac pump x 3, PS pump x3, SD starter x3, rebuilt seats, total poly bushing kit, serious noise reduction, new tan interior and vinyl floor, Bilsteins, Bean's Stage 1s, Tony Wildman 4-pos chip (wow), etc ad infinitum, newer black Lab in backseat, locally rebuilt tranny & new TC @ 211k, complete body 'makeover' and repaint @ 213k, new fast-spool turbo 7/11, 317k miles on 18 Oct '14; probably won't run forever but neither will I