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better Themostat for the 6.0?

Hello,
does anyone know a thermostat for the 6.0 that opens more/wider, or can I machine it, for more opening at operating temperature?
My coolant is since the EGR delete approx. 10F colder in comparison with EGR cooler. (coolant pressure now 0-7 psi, with EGR cooler up to 18psi)
My camper is very heavy with 6.5 metric tons.
Today I measured the temperatures at the upper and lower radiator hose. At ECT 84C (183F) on the display there is only 66C (151F) on the upper hose and 44C (111F) on the lower hose. I think, the thermostat does not open completely. When I remove the thermostat, the engine warms up very slowly.
Is there a thermostat that opens further, so let more coolant to the radiator?

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Before you start machining the thermostat I think you have some gauge or measurement errors. I don't understand how the top rad hose can be 18 degrees C cooler than the engine temperature. That's a huge delta - I don't believe it.

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Part of the cooling problem is the coolant kind of dead ends at the back of the heads. I had to tap the back of the heads and put bypass lines up to thermostat, this increased flow dramatically and cooling.

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thats interesting. Do you have pictures of your upgrade?
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