Failsafe/Thermostat

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Part Number: 7200-160
Warranty: 1 YR
Features & Benefits

Patented safeguard against overheating. When overheating occurs, Fail-Safe automatically locks in the open position to permit maximum coolant flow. Manufactured from high quality components to meet the demanding conditions of the automotive cooling system. Manufactured with OEM specifications and processes. Copper case and wax compound assures rapid response to temperature changes in the coolant. Offset design, air relief valve, and OEM style seals included where applicable.

  • Helps protect your engine from overheating
  • Engineered to permit continuous flow of coolant when overheating occurs
  • High grade stainless steel and copper construction
  • Meets or exceeds OEM standards
  • Consistent and precise response to cooling system needs
  • 100% tested and calibrated
Product Details
Part Number: 7200-160
Weight: 0.15 lbs
Warranty: 1 YR
Gaskets Included: No
Material: Stainless Steel, Copper
Package Contents: Thermostat
Thermostat Opening Temperature (°F): 160
Shipping Information: Overnight and Two Day shipping are not available for PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses.
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    not for everyone

    4 of 5 people found this helpful

    OK saw the bad reviews. I had one and it worked fine.... for summer driving. This is an alternative temp 160 not the OE original equipment temp which for my jeep is about 195.
    So in the winter the heater is not even warm as the car water temp is only about 160 degrees. It is designed to stick open permanently when your car overheats. I suppose so if you are losing water it wont start closing and make a bad problem worse. If your car never overheats you do not need this extra level of protection though some people want it anyways. It is not for everyone. I would give it 5 stars except since the company does not fully explain it's product I can see the issues. If your car runs hot I found a all aluminum radiator from china works really well in my Jeep with over 250K miles; though they may be hard to find. I'm on here now to buy a 195 temp thermostat as it is cooooold now!

    Pros: does what it says

    Cons: does not tell you who should not buy it

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    Worst

    6 of 6 people found this helpful

    Worked all afternoon changing my water pump, so I thought why not change the thermostat. My usual practice is to fill back up let run, and then add more coolant. Temp got about 215 degrees, and I shut down and filled up. Temp then after running is about 150F. What? Then I look on the box, it stays open after some temperature. Now I have to replace this less than 5 hour old part again. I won't buy this ever again. I didn't even pay attention to the part, never had an issue with something as simple as a thermostat. Why try to solve a non-existant problem. This just creates problems.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Stays open if gets just a tad over temperature, say on installation

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    Might as well just remove thermostat altogether

    10 of 10 people found this helpful

    I agree with Member 983059622's review. However, this is the third Failsafe thermostat that I have used in my 91 Silverado in the last YEAR. I switched to the alternate 160* 'stat after the first 2 OE recommended Failsafe 'stats stuck closed on me on a long 340 drive and almost seized my engine. When I reached my destination, I purchased another 'stat from a local Autozone and on my way back home, the exact same thing happened. Now, after switching to a lower temp, the thing doesn't ever seem to close! I left my office yesterday after letting my truck warm up for a good 20 minutes (it was in the teens outside) and when I got in to leave, it hadn't even registered the minimum 160* mark yet! I gave the first 2 the benefit of the doubt, but after the third blunder, I'm never buying any Failsafe products again.

    Pros: It helps when you have some extra money you need to waste

    Cons: never allows engine to heat up

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    Not so hot!

    13 of 13 people found this helpful

    I installed this as part of an overhaul to a 14 year old, 100,000 mile Jeep.
    Before this unit, the Jeep always came up to optimal heat and did so quickly, but not with this Failsafe unit.
    After 10 miles and 25 minutes, it still won't reach the 160 degree mark, and there's no way it will defrost quickly come even colder weather.
    Perhaps it's defective, but I wouldn't chance it next time, no more "Failsafe" for me.

    Pros: ? It's a thermostat

    Cons: Doesn't reach heat range at all

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