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Old 03-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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i replaced the radiator, upper and lower hoses, 195 t-stat, radiator cap and filled with a 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze. the car runs at 200, cold or hot.
just wondering what temp you guys are running ?

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My 94 always ran about 195 200....My 97 Ssei ran about 200-215
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so 200 is normal ? thats good 2 know
was thinking of installing a 180 t-stat tomorrow
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The stock thermostat is rated for 195F. GM engineers decided that was the perfect balance of power, fuel economy, and engine longevity.

I'm running a 180 T-stat and my temperature usually sits at 177 while cruising on the highway.
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That temp is about right. The fans don't even come on until 212*
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i live in the desert and im just a little concerned about it being 200 already and its not even hot yet.
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also i just noticed, all you guys live were its cold all the time. cold to me is anything under 65 degrees
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Lol it can get into the 100'* here..not often but it has and my ssei always ran the same temp no matter the weather along with my 94
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100 in michigan....who would of thought ?
when summer hits, we can have a run of over 90 days over 100, and over 110
more summers we see 115 and higher for a few days and then backs off down to 105-108

i did install a 180 today just for peace of mind, but i kept the 195, just in case..
thanks for the input....
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Changing the thermostat to a 180* wont change the fan set point. That would need to be adjusted in your tune.
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