Pros/Cons Alternate Thermostat

What are the pros and cons of higher or lower temp thermostats? About to change out the head gaskets and might as well put in a new thermostat while I'm at it.
Mike D.
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Stay with the recommended temperature thermostat (195?). It will reduce engine wear compared to a lower temp thermostat and have better economy. Watch out for cheap ones, they don't open gracefully and oscillate. Go with a Stant Super Stat, these work better than the standard ones.
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On Mon, 5 Mar 2012 07:55:02 -0800, "Bill"

Yeah, I hate to be a WebTV "Meee toooo" clown, but I agree with this advice. If you run the engine at a different temperature than designed, your emissions computer will probably compensate for the different temperature but it is still a bad idea. Only if your radiator is gummed up will you want to remove the thermostat completely. Running colder or hotter than designed is a bad idea all arounjd.
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