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70 gas thermostat

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11-02-2012 18:05:30

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Just found out that a thermostat from JD is almost $200 now. Napa has them in three different levels. Regular, premium, and heavy duty. Has anyone used the Napa thermostats and what temp? The one I took out was the heavy duty type and was a 160. I don't know if this was original or not.

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11-03-2012 09:19:16

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 Re: 70 gas thermostat in reply to 55deere70, 11-02-2012 18:05:30  
Used the Napa stat on Dad's 70 gasser too. Temps below 180F are too cold. A 180-195F stat is required. Cylinder wall wear and fuel consumption increase when below 180F.

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James Howell

11-03-2012 03:06:16

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 Re: 70 gas thermostat in reply to 55deere70, 11-02-2012 18:05:30  
Checked the parts catalog PC0313 on page 25-5 and it lists part AF 1710 R thermostat with a range of 160o - 178o for the 1955 Model 70 gas tractor.

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