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Old 10-25-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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What is the operational difference between the stock 195 degree thermostat, and a 180 degree unit? Does changing to the 180 make any kind of difference?

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Nothing really noticeable except maybe if you drive in really cold temperatures, your heater will not heat at a very high temp.
180 will be fine as long as you don't get sub 0 temps, in which case you should pop the 195 in for the winter and come spring swap in the 180.
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Your engine will start to cool sooner but unless you have aftermarket programming or a fan switch to kick the fans on earlier your engine temp will still get warm on a hot day. It will tend to stay cooler at high speed due to the airflow over the radiator.
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