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74 degree thermostat details, they don't come with gaskets for the RV8 so get them seperately :

I run one in mine, have drilled a couple 4mm holes to help bleeding and have a rear mounted rad with standard water pump. My temp sits quite happily at about 82 - 85 :) My first fan kicks in at 83 and have never had my second fan come in (about 90ish). Only ever used offroad.

QUINTON HAZELL FORD TRANSIT 80 THERMOSTAT

QTH101 QH Thermostat

Ford Transit 80 2.4 1978-1985 Thermostat QTH101

2358cc OHV AA 74°C

Flange Diameter (mm): 54

Height (mm): 22.5

Opening Temperature (oC): 74

Quinton Hazell Alfa Romeo Giulia 1.8 1975-1976

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 130 2.4 1974-1977

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 125 2.4 1974-1977

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 100 2.4 1974-1977

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 75 2.4 1974-1977

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 130 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 190 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 175 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 160 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 120 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 100 2.4 1978-1983

Quinton Hazell Ford Transit 80 2.4 1978-1985

Quinton Hazell Rover Group Maestro 1.3 1983-1992

Quinton Hazell Rover Group Maestro 1.3 1986-1992

Quinton Hazell Rover Group Ital 1.3 1980-1984

Quinton Hazell Rover Group Maestro 1.3 1990-1994

Behr Thomson 1.070.73

Behr Thomson 1.071.75

Behr Thomson 6.010.75

Behr Thomson 6.015.73

Bradex WB1C

Calorstat 5812.74

Firstline FTS 104.74

Ford 1518627

Ford 1595160

Intermotor 75001

Intermotor 75028

Jaguar C13944/1

Moprod MTO101

Moprod MTO170

Motorcraft ERT 14

Motorcraft ERT 56

Motorcraft ERT 69

MQ VTS132

Rover Group 13H3727

Rover Group 13H6284

Rover Group 13H7574

Unipart GTS102

Unipart GTS103

Vernet 5812.74

Waxstat W021C

Waxstat W021K

Wipac S5703

HTH

G

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Zim, 

Why do you use a 74~C stat with your fans at 83C?

I *thought* I had this worked out for my 82C stat, fans on at 85C, and off at 83C, now I am befuddled :)

Surely your setup means you just slow the last bit of warming up a little, i.e. 74 to 83C?

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Zim, 

Why do you use a 74~C stat with your fans at 83C?

I *thought* I had this worked out for my 82C stat, fans on at 85C, and off at 83C, now I am befuddled :)

Surely your setup means you just slow the last bit of warming up a little, i.e. 74 to 83C?

Why.... well, i want to run a stat as it means that my engine will not run too cool too long when starting up etc. I've contemplated running no stat as well and blocking off the heater circuit (i don't have a heater matrix, just looped the pipes) - but it works fine as it is now so haven't bothered.

The reason i chose a 74 was so that it opened as as possible. I know that there is no chance my engine will run at 74 in my setup so am not worried about that. With it running at 83ish, i'm more than happy that it's not too hot nor too cold. 9 out of 10 times my truck will be doing < 20mph and probably in low range so it's never gonna run cold :lol:

My fans come on at these temperatures as they're the lowest (easiest) ones i could find that would work for me. The sender is screwed into the thermostat housing, where an aircon sender would normally go. I think it's the same sender that Simon uses in the x-eng setups - i think he advises to mount the sender in the bottom hose (i.e. after it's been through the rad).

I'm running twin peugeot fans (i think :lol: ) and if i switch both fans on and leave them running i can drop my temp to below 74. Remember i have 3 little holes drilled in my stat to allow water to circulate through the radiator even without the stat being open. I also have a big ally radiator :)

Nige - you asked, i answered :P

HTH

G

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