189Deg F Thermostat

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189Deg F Thermostat

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I'm finally getting back to the conversion and I have been watching my temp gauge closely. I rarely ever get over 180F. I'm usually running around 175. I'm thinking about installing a 189 so I have the extra heat capacity for getting veg up to temp. Is anyone else doing the same thing. I have a manual fan switch and VDO gauge to monitor for over heating so I should be OK running a little hotter. I figured when I open the cooling system up to plumb in the veg HIH I should do the block heater and thermo all at once. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. THanks, Rob.
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I run the VW gasser thermostat and fan switch in my cars.
Check your new thermostat in hot water before installing.
'91 Golf gasser converted to turbo diesel.
'83 Rabbit gasser, converted to diesel, then converted to run on vegetable oil.
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Post by piglet_74 »

Wow. Cool I looked it up on line and it looked like a 195 so I should be OK with the 189. My fear is that going down hills on the way to work the temp drops sharply without load so hopefully this will help . Good to know there are options though. Napa has about 6 dif temp settings. Thanks, Rob.
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