Originally Posted by tanner28
how long do you guesstimate it will take me to do this??? and what exactly will it do to my car?.................................. what would be a good way to see if ne one is n my area that would help? or a good place to post?
It should only take about 30 minutes tops if that. Took me less. And I can do it now in probably 5. But take your time, no need to rush.
The 180 t-stat will open up earlier than the 195 (which is what you have now), so it keeps your engine running cooler, which can keep it lasting longer. It'* a good starting point if you are planning on modifying your car more down the road.
Your temperature can still go above 200 in the summer if you sit in traffic, but that is normal. When driving and air is flowing though the radiator, the car will run cooler.
EDIT: Put your location in your profile so it shows up under your name on the left. Start a thread in "Introductions for new members" and see who is in your area.