T-stat

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by riored96gt, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. riored96gt

    riored96gt Active Member

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    Hi All!

    Hey, I know the thermostat temperature is critical to the performance of the 5.0's but what is the best for the 4.6?
     
  2. 97blackgt

    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    i know the factory is a 195, and i think you would be safe with a 180 or 185 which ever it is.....you dont want to go with a 160 though because it can pout the car in open loop and u will be running rich, and gas mileage will suffer..
     
  3. scarface

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    I run a 180
     
  4. Pennywise2

    Pennywise2 Active Member

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    I had a 180* thermostat in my mustang.
    It takes longer for your car to get to operating temperatures.
    It will cool your car alot more efficiently than the stock 195*
    thermostat because it will be in open loop more.
    I liked the 180* thermostat in my mustang because in the
    hot humid summer months my car would run cooler.
    180* is the coldest thermostat you should get because 160* in too cold.
     
  5. Whistler98

    Whistler98 Active Member

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    I run a 180 also.