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QUESTION: If a car is driven in a location where the average temperature all year around is about 82 degrees(tropics)what temp. thermostat should I used on my car. 165. 180, 205 degrees etc. I do not the exact temp ranges but you get the idea.

ANSWER: HI LUIS.195 DEGREE IS WHAT YOU WANT...DONT KNOW THE YEAR OF CAR BUT FROM 1996 AND UP 195 STAT IS FACTORY STOCK. IF YOU USE SOMETHING COLDER THEN THIS THE COMPUTER MAY RUN IN OPEN LOOP ALWAYS, CAUSING THE CK ENG LIGHT TO COME ON...ANYTHING OLDER THEN THIS I WOULD USE A 180 STAT.  HOPE THIS HELPS YOU,,TOM

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QUESTION: Hi, thanks for your response, I own a 1975 Chev. Nova. in mint condition. I guess I should have included with my question details about my car. It may change your answer about the correct thermostat.

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HI LUIS, NICE CAR, I HAD A 74 NOVA SS 350. I HAD THAT FOR MANY YEARS...ANY WAY THIS IS A EASY QUESTION..USE A 180 DEGREE STAT..165 IS JUST TO COOL FOR THIS..IF YOU WERE RACING IT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT A 165 STAT WOULD BE GOOD. JUST DRIVING IT AROUND TOWN AND SO 180 IS MY CHOICE..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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