Jump to content

Thermostat


davetolen
 Share

Recommended Posts

I live in Nogales, AZ where we've been at, or over, 100º for the better part of the last three weeks, and our elevation is 4,000 feet.   But, year round, I run a 71ºC in both my ' 75 automatic and in my wife's '76 automatic and they may run a little on the cool side when the morning temps are in the 70-80º range, but never overheat on the freeway, even when it's hot and we're running around 80 mph.

 

Bob Napier

Edited by Napes
Link to comment
Share on other sites

thermostat temp is not related to the climate you drive in.  t-stat temp regulates the internal engine operating temp.  it should be kept at the optimal temp for engine operation.

 

the ability to remove heat from the coolant is related to the climate you are in.  the radiator and fan are what controls this, NOT the t-stat.

 

use the t-stat designed for your car and make sure the efficiency of the cooling system is up to snuff for the climate you are in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I checked a copule online parts suppliers showing 71, 75 & 80C. Is there 85C thermostat?

 

Thermostat opening operation in Haynes manual showing 80C. And of course coolant system current condition could have impact on your selction.

 

 

Curious which thermostat I should purchase. I've seen three different types : 71, 75, and 85 degrees. I own a 72 2002. I do live in Santa Fe nm where it gets pretty hot in the summer.
Thanks
Dave

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thermostat temp is not related to the climate you drive in.  t-stat temp regulates the internal engine operating temp.  it should be kept at the optimal temp for engine operation.

 

the ability to remove heat from the coolant is related to the climate you are in.  the radiator and fan are what controls this, NOT the t-stat.

 

use the t-stat designed for your car and make sure the efficiency of the cooling system is up to snuff for the climate you are in.

Been tellin folks that for years but they seem to want to cure an overheating problem with a colder set thermostat!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.
With your permission we and our partners may use precise geolocation data and identification through device scanning. You may click to consent to our and our partners’ processing as described above. Alternatively you may access more detailed information and change your preferences before consenting or to refuse consenting. Please note that some processing of your personal data may not require your consent, but you have a right to object to such processing. Your preferences will apply to this website only. You can change your preferences at any time by returning to this site or visit our privacy policy.