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Old 03-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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I would recommend that you go with the stock thermostat. the 160 is most likely not allowing the rad to do its job efficiently enough if it doesn't stop the flow long enough to cool properly.

the cross over tube is just to let trapped air out of the system, and not to fill. if you let the air out a few times over a couple of heat cycles, you should not see anymore. if you do continue to see bubbles from either the cross over or the reservoir then you might have a head gasket problem

the idiot gauges that Ford put in these cars is very inaccurate. you may want to find someone that has another mechanical temp gauge you can hook up to get an accurate reading and go from there. a hot garage wont cause any gauge problems since its reading the water and not the ambient air.
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