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Old 01-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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what thermostat for an 03 SVT?

As the title reads...I am looking to replace my thermostat on my 03 SVT. I am brand new to this car so I am not sure of any of the specs...any help is greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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call up steve at toulsey ford and he'll hook u up with the upgraded t-stat housing (doesn't have the known failure point of the stock SVT unit) and t stat for 10% over cost + shipping.

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I wouldnt recommend a 180* t stat unless you have a tuner/scanner to update that info in the tune.
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Thanks....I have a code for the coolant temp sensor, figured I would change out the thermostat while I was in there...
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I would do a 180 thurmostat out of a 96 contour DOHC Zetec , you have to ask for the 180 deg

News to me about any failures on the SVT thurmostat ?

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If you're going to replace the sensor and the thermostat I would suggest the upgraded (Contour) housing kit also, with the stock 192-195* thermostat.

I upgraded my housing for preventive maintenance, but when I took the SVT housing off it was on its way to failing.
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I would NOT put the 192 Deg thurmostat back in unless this is just a driver and your never going to mod it

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yes upgrade the housing but run only 180 thermo....
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I would NOT put the 192 Deg thurmostat back in unless this is just a driver and your never going to mod it

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Tom,
I ran a 180 Stant Superstat in mine for about a month and it started throwing the same code saying the coolant temp was too low for a closed loop system. I swapped to a 195 and the code is gone. Any thoughts on why that happened?

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Go with the cfm setup. Very nice housing and comes with everything to mount.
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I like the CFM setup bc it has everything, but what makes it worth the extra cost compared to replacing with a new housing and temp sensor from Tousley??
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