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Old 05-27-2009, 01:22 PM   #1  
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First of all hello to everyone, I have a question about changing my thermostat in my stang to a lower temp like a 180* or something , would this do anything?

I've heard it makes a difference on 5.0L mustangs but I could be wrong .
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I'm doing the install of a 180* stat today. Apparently it will allow you to run more timing on your Stang once it is installed. But don't go get a 160* cuz that will be too cold of a stat unless ur running a power adder.
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+1, A 180 thermostat will buy you 1.0 to 1.5 additionanl spark advance...
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not to jack the thread but quick question: i've got a 160 to put in. will i need it retuned with my s/c
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Would a 160 be good with nitrous?
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Running a 160 t-stat on a street car will require a number of changes to the tune, and experimentation/trade-offs, to make the PCM aware of what coolant temperature is to be considered "warmed up".

Unless you have a good, low level, tuning system and knowledge of what to tune I would not recommend it. A lot of s/c kits include a 160 thermostat as yet another way of tricking the engine to run a bit richer, this is a very kludgey way of doing it but it provides a little more coverage their backsides "warranty-wise".
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