thermostat

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  1. TxCobrA98

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    hey guys.. im thinkin about going up to my local performance shop and buyin a new thermostat.

    my car seems to run realllly good when its pretty well warmed up but not all the way. when my car is hot and warmed up, it seems to be slower. idk it may just feel that way.

    the place i go to though has like mr. gasket thermostat or w/e that brand is for 15 bucks.. then they have some other brand for 50.. will they both do the same job? id rather buy the 15 dollar one. also, what temperature do i get, 160*?
     
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    The majority on here favour 180, and definately dont fit 160. In fact ive just taken the 190 out of mine and fitted a 180. :)
     
  3. TxCobrA98

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    oh i thought i had a 180 in mine now thats why i thought a 160 is what i wanted..
     
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    I would go with 180 but if you have underdrives a liked 160( in the 2000). Now I don't run one.
     
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    i was just told by 50resto that running a 180 degree thermostat would trick my computer somehow and make my car run alot worse... something to do with an open loop? i couldnt really understand what he said.. but he said he doesn't know who would run a 180 degree thermostat on a 4.6L..
     
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    that 160 without underdrives and cool weather.
     
  7. TxCobrA98

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    huh? :dunno:

    idk what your saying.. lol sorry
     
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    they are talking about have a 160 degree thermostat without underdrive pullies(slows waterpump down). A 180 is fine.
     
  9. TxCobrA98

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    ohhh ok i see what your sayin now.