Should I install a 180 degree thermostat in my 97 SSEi?
I have a 98SE and a 97SSEi. Last year at this time, on my 98 SE I experienced the dreaded 'upper and lower intake manifold failure' issue which I posted here in detail. A friend and I did all of the repairs and one of the suggestions made in this forum, which we followed, was to install a 180 degree thermostat so the engine would run cooler. My question then is should I install a 180 degree thermostat in my 97 SSEi as well? Would this have the potential to eliminate the manifold failure issue I had on my 98SE? Any other benefits to installing the 180 degree thermostat?