View Full Version : 180 thermostat yes no?

07-09-2002, 11:08 PM
I'm putting in a new ford radiator for over heating issues and a new condensor for my air condition so after 2 years I can have cold air. I'll be putting in a new thermostat. The person who is doing the work said a lower thermostat could have some ill effects. Is he right? If I do want to us a 180 degree thermostat, would any off self one from Napa be fine? thanks as always.

07-10-2002, 12:18 AM
Many guys here use 180 thermostat's to keep their birds running a little cooler. So the one from the shelf of NAPA would be fine...
If you live at high temperature area I'd say that 180 t-stat would be nice...

07-10-2002, 01:02 AM
I live in portland Oregon so it does get rainy and colder during the winter. Would a lower thermostat affect the use of the heater?

David Neibert
07-10-2002, 01:19 AM
180 will provide plenty of heat for the winter. Changing the thermostat won't help much without adjusting your fan settings to match.

It's pretty easy to wire a couple of adjustable controllers in for that purpose. Let me know if you need instructions and a wiring diagram.


07-10-2002, 01:38 AM
please could you give me that information. I have to decide now since I'm unable to do the work myself and will be giving information to the person doing the repairs.

07-10-2002, 02:08 AM
Have you bought the radiator yet? If not, try going to a radiator shop and ordering an all metal one, like a CSF. Its half the price and will last much longer, w/ lifetime warranty.

07-10-2002, 06:40 AM
paid $220 for the ford radiator

07-10-2002, 09:07 AM
do the cool fan mod, and go with a lower t-stat. i did, and my car runs 10x better now. stays cool all day long no matter what. heat is not really a concern for me, since i am storing my car for winter, but even a 160 will provide satsifactory heat.