NO. Just the opposite. It would not reach operating temp quick enough. What effect the 160 thermostat has on the engine/computer depends on different factors. In terms of achieving closed loop operation, the oxygen sensor plays a more important role - it will not function until the exhaust temperature is at least 660 degrees F. To a degree this is a function of the coolant temp, so it is possible that abnormally cold coolant temps can prevent closed loop operation. If the coolant reaches 160 degrees, there should be no problem, as the torque converter lockup AIR, and EGR function at temps over (approximately) 150 degrees F. The trouble is that over-cooling (and subsequent chronic open loop operation) is much more likely with the colder stat, since you are running that much closer to the "crossover" temp. This is especially true in colder climates, where the ambient temperature can contribute to the over-cooling problem. A 160 stat is probably not a good idea if the ambient temperature is below 75 degrees F, or if a significant percentage of the driving time is spent on the highway. In that case, go with the 180 instead. Aside from loss of converter lockup, AIR, and EGR operation, over-cooling can cause an abnormally rich air/fuel ratio, which at best will make your fuel economy and performance suffer, and at worst will destroy the catalytic converter. In any case, the colder thermostat is not much good without changing the temperature at which the radiator fan activates. During city driving, the fan will simply wait until the coolant reaches 225 degrees F to turn on, which is what you were trying to avoid in the first place. Install the OEM thermostat. If the engine is overheating with the proper thermostat installed, then find out why.
what degree thermostat 2000 vic
It would have a 195 degree thermostat installed so take it from there.
I would replace the thermostat. This sounds like the thermostat is stuck open.
Today's computer controlled engines are designed to run on a very tight set of parameters. Simply changing the thermostat to a 180 degree would change timing, fuel mixtures, etc. Not necessarily for the best without reprogramming.
do i need to change the manifold when replacing thermostat
Where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine you will find the thermostat.
follow the upper radiator hose it would be right at the end of that
check your thermostat
The thermostat is located on the engine of a 6.0 vortex 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The thermostat can be found by following the upper radiator hose directly to the thermostat.
Show me the picture of it
on the water pump
Replace the thermostat.
Follow the upper radiator hose back to the engine, it is connected to the thermostat housing on the engine. The thermostat is located under the thermostat housing.
most likely the thermostat, but these vans also have a history of blowing head gaskets...... It would help if you described symptoms
just follow the upper radiator hose to engine, and you will find it.
Thermostat-Open-95 degree C Fully open-130 degree C
Should be in housing at engine end of upper radiator hose
I've got a better question, why is this question in the Chevy venture forum ?
follow the upper radiator hose, that should lead you to it.
There are many different models and engines for 2000 model year Chevrolets. Need more info please.
just follow the top radiator hose to the engine and where it clamps on you will find the thermostat, 2 bolts takes the housing off and the thermostat is under it.
if its a 3.1 v6 it is located at engine, end of top radiater hose!
it depends on the engine but check where the lower hose ends closest to the engine
Follow the top radiator hose down to the water outlet on the engine. The stat is in there.
Less than a half hour.