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Old 10-17-2003, 11:29 PM   #11
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my car has a 180t-stat but is runs at about 190-200 all the time 210 in stop n go traffic

my dads 93 SE is stock everything, including the 195 stat, and his gauge never moves past 200 mark, even if we are towing crap around and uphills

hard to believe unless u live in alaska
umm... my car hovers around 200 all the time, i mean right on or under 200. so, i might not be so quick to call BS if i were you.
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I have checked all local parts stores, They all only stock the 195, I have a company that said they could order a 160 for it.
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Try not to go 160, 180 is your best bet. They should be easily accessible or just wait until restocked. Or order online. Try to avoid the 160 unless you have some SERIOUS mods
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I got some 110 octane and mixed 2/1 (2parts 93/1 part 110) and have no problems with Kr, I guess heat is a big prob. runs cooler also. 110 burns colder so now try to find a way to keep temps down with 93?????
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my car has a 180t-stat but is runs at about 190-200 all the time 210 in stop n go traffic

my dads 93 SE is stock everything, including the 195 stat, and his gauge never moves past 200 mark, even if we are towing crap around and uphills

hard to believe unless u live in alaska
NEVER seen mine above 200 ever. Even in 95 degree city driving. I never replaced it, and i don't think they old owner did. Heck i have a buncha bent fins on my radiator, aad my coolant overflow it just under cold full.
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UPDATE
Rad is the prob, just have to get time to change Top=HOT Sides=HOT Bottom=HOT 3/4 of the middle of radiator ICE COLD, Guess has to be clogged or something
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