Community Q&A Question: What temperature thermostat?

Asking About: Mustang Motorcraft 180 Degree Thermostat (79-95)


What temperature thermostat?

Can someone tell me what temperature thermostat i should be using? Have read countless forums of people recommending anything from the 160 to 195. Please help.
from Norman |
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I don't see the need for your average stock or not crazy modified car to require anything as low as 160. Stock is 195 and I think the 180 is a nice fit and helps keep the motor cool. However, if it's a daily driver in the cold winter states, the heat will be less hot with the lower temp t-stat. That in mind, I believe the 160* is what some use in the really hot states like down in the SW states. Once again, the non-cold winters don't play a part.
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