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.
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
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