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Old 08-27-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Ok this is my question, will putting in a 180 thermostat vs. a 195 OEM be better for my car? I mean will my car run cooler or will it just make the engine think that it is and the still be the same temperature as with the 195? Thanks in advance.
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Always a good idea

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=26

This is a start
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Get the 180. You'll be glad you did.
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There are many threads on this subject. You might try doing a search for 180 t-stat. Getting the engine cooler quicker is usually always a great idea unless you live in a very cold climate.
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Colder=more power (to a certain extent). A 180 degree thermostat will not hurt your car, and with the propper PCM programming, a 160 degree thermostat should work great also. Anything colder then that is really unnecessary though, because then the engine is too cold.
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I will search for this, but does anyone have instructions on how to install a 180 degree thermostat??? Pictures would help quite a bit too, as I am somewhat of a novice at engine work.
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I don't have pic'* to share at the moment, but since you admit to being a novice (I remember those days, before my dad shoved me under our car and sais "Learn or die" ) I definitely recommend you get yourself a Chiltons or Haynes manual. They may not solve every problem, but both are good for walking you through a procedure like this.
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Now i'm not telling you to be a fool like me, but i bought a 180 tstat to keep my engine a little cooller, and i had no idea how to do it... but theres not a whole lot too it, just make sure your engines cooled off a little, and stick a towel down above your heads right bellow the radiator tube, and you'll be all set, also try not to drop those bolts... i think its easier than changing your oil by the way, the 180 works perfect in my car.
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