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Old 12-11-2006, 02:11 AM   #1
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Ive done a little bit of reading on the 180 degree thermostat and it said that its good for hotter climates. Now I live in MN and winter gets really cold already, would it still be a wise idea for me to change to the 180 Tstat
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i switched back to my 190 for the winter ( you will never get it very comfortable inside the car without) i a 180 in the summer is stil a good thing to do
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As far as I know, for a stock L36, it lowers the temperature of the coolant in the UIM, therefore delaying warping.
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I don't think the actual temp of the gas would change, however the engine parts, ie UIM, LIM, etc would be cooler due to cooler coolant flowing through them. That'* probably what you meant anyway

I've had my drilled 180 in for some of these cold days and I have an acceptable level of heat after about 5-10 mins.

WJC I see you made the correction
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A 180 in some climates won't yield good enough heat.

I changed my drilled Intense (monster flow) stat to a standard 180 for the winter after noticing it had a little too much bypass.
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Here in boston, my 180* t-stat keeps me plenty warm. I have zero complaints about its climate contolling performance, and if i didnt put it in myself, i would never have thought the heat wasnt "up to par"
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In the pretty darn cold NW, driverjohn and I have both run drilled 180'* in the winter no problem.
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I'm with Toasty on this, I drive an hour to and from work every day, and I was plenty warm this morning! I wasn't even wearing a jacket. You can run either in the cold climate. Stay with the 195 for winter if you wish, but you don't have to.

PeterG, you have a 190?

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PeterG, you have a 190?

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what ever it is ... maybe its a Canadian T-stat :P
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