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Old 07-17-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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180° vs 195° Thermostat!

So I have owned my car for about 2 years now and will be doing some preventive maintenance in a few days, one of which is a radiator flush so I will be replacing the thermostat as most mechanics would recommend. I wanted some thoughts from the forum on switching to the 180° thermostat from the 195°! Keep in mind I do not hit the track at all but I do drive my girl like she should be. Plenty of mods attached but still naturally aspirated. I also heard that I will need to adjust for the temp change on my SCT Tuner!(The N/A Saleens came 285hp vs 265 in the GT)

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With a proper tune, I suppose that you may be able to squeak out a couple of more ponies with a 180 degree thermostat. I think that I would stick with a 195 on a street driven car though. A hotter running engine is more efficient, and it also gets the oil hot enough to burn off contaminants, which can significantly increase engine life.
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With a proper tune, I suppose that you may be able to squeak out a couple of more ponies with a 180 degree thermostat. I think that I would stick with a 195 on a street driven car though. A hotter running engine is more efficient, and it also gets the oil hot enough to burn off contaminants, which can significantly increase engine life.
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Well I only run Royal Purple and one quote of Lucal Oil Stabilizer so contaminates should be taken care of but I will keep the advice in mind!

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I have 45,000 on my 2014 and will flush and change thermostat soon as well as oil change & I also use 5 qt. full synthetic & 1 qt. Lucas stablizer.
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I like the Lucas Oil products...I have a '72 Torino and a quart always goes in with the oil change!

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