200TDi Thermostat Question: can a V8 82C be used?
Hola one and all. I have tried searching so as not to waste anyones time but haven't found any answers.
I have a 200TDi with a 82C thermostat in it which looks like this:
(first image, no round plate at the bottom, just the brass slug looking thing. Works fine, been tested and tested in pot of water with thermometer)
I have seen that all of the 200Tdi stats for sale are 1. 88C and 2. look like this:
(second image, round plate at the bottom)
Any issues with running the 82C one that I have in there or do I need to change it? My temps are running about right, 190-200 on hot days, getting up to 210 up a hill on the freeway(found out the viscous fan wasn't working so new one on order)