Now would be a great time to add an aftermarket sensor as well. If you don't want a dead gauge in your cluster you can get a F-150 filler neck that has a water temp sensor port in it and stick the stocker in there so they both work.
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048
Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.