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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 31, 2002 6:42 pm

highest i seen is 180 or 190 i believe, just wondering what you guys are running and whats the better degree on the thermostat? oh and why



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Postby MAJ28 » Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:56 pm

I'm using the stock replacement which is the 180...  it works fine, as it's stock.  I haven't seen the 190, I would assume it's not a big big difference... it kind of depends on which temperature your cars runs the best at.  If you live in a cold area then the 190 will keep your heat a little warmer if that's an issue.

I know some people on here did a 160 thermostat mod, which keeps everything nice and cool, however your heat will suck in the winter, but it will (probably) run nicer in the summer. ÂÂÂ

Anyway 190 and 180... I wouldn't worry about the difference that much.  180 is stock.

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Postby Guest » Fri Jan 03, 2003 8:26 pm

Actually stock thermostat is 195.  The faq has the part numbers for the 180 replacement.  I run a 180.  Heat still works pretty well.  I run a 180 because i always believe the cooler you run your motor the less stress you put on it.

Other people say that you should run the stock 195 because fuel injection cars should run hotter to burn the fuel mixture better, or something like that.  I have noticed no to little gas milage change after I replaced the thermostat to a 180.



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Postby RebelGT » Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:00 am

you can get a 160* thermo to, but the 180 works just fine.






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Postby Guest » Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:31 pm

but what im asking is for performance is there any difference there between the 2 degree's? if not then i'll just go with the 180, its pretty easy to change isnt it? i think i know how but just askin



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Postby RebelGT » Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:38 pm

your car will run cooler, which is good for performance/engine life, and they're not hard to install. I don't think you will see much differance between the two thermo's from what i've seen with ben who runs a 160 and me who runs a 180....



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Postby Guest » Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:50 pm

When i had my Z26 i put a 180 on it in place of the 192/195 that comes stock, and i never had a problem with my heat, even below the freezing mark.  I didnt even notice it taking longer to heat up.  But it did cool the engine better in my opinion.  I would reccomend getting a 180.  However the problem i had with the 180 is finding it.  I coudlnt find one that any of the part stores said would fit.  But the 180 Stant from a 96+ Cavalier Z24 w/2.4L will fit perfectly and is what i bought for my Z26.



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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:54 pm

ok, i was looking at the hypertech chip and it said that in order to use it you'll need a 160 temp thermostat, to prevent detination, so obvisouly i'll need that but just wondering if anyone has the part number, i seen some one had the set of the thermo and chip from hypertech,     also 160 runs the car cooler rite? i got confused too many posts      thanks



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Postby MAJ28 » Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:34 pm

Quote (Dan92GT @ Jan. 03 2003,20:26)
Actually stock thermostat is 195. ÂÂÂ

My mistake, bad info tends to reproduce itself I guess... cause that's what I was told once.

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