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Old 02-16-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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I'm ordering parts and getting ready to do UIM and LIMs on the 96 SSE/L36.

I've seen a couple of posts that say to get the 180 thermostat because it is better. If I have a 195 and replace with a 180 will it screw up the computer and set an idiot light off? I thought it would be better to have a 180 for lower running temp, but I dunno fur sure...

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Every single car here will benefit from a 180. It'* also suggested that you drill at least one 1/32" hole in the rim. Some of us drill more.
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thanks. that'* what I thought.
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I like having a 195 in the winter..car gets warmer slightly faster.

wren is correct, A 180 will help just about ever car here. The benefits list is huge compared to the disadvanages.
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Someone mentioned the pros outweigh the cons, can someone maybe list those pros and cons for those of us that are considering a change from 195 to 180?! Thanks
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There are no cons. Not even in the winter from my experience. Unless you're in a northern canada climate, don't worry about it.
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What is a 'northern Canada climate"? Here I am 75 miles north of the 49 in the middle of the country [and the continent] and we have had -25C/13F every night for 21/2 weeks...Canada extends to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Where were we drawing the line on "northern"?
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Up by the polar bears is northern. I know at least 2 members near you that run 180'* year-round.
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I don't like my drilled 180 in the winter. The engine takes forever to get warm, and the heat never feels as warm when it'* bitter cold out. Plus it sucks down a lot more gas when cold.
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How big is your hole?
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