Theoretically it would run cooler. The temperature rating on a thermostat tells you it's fully open position. So when the coolant temp reaches 160 then coolant will be allowed to flow to the radiator. Where as the 190 will open 30 degress warmer. And generally a lower temp is better. Just make sure you replace it with the OEM for the winter... or your engine won't warm up enough when it's cold.
Probably a 195 (F) degree thermostat. That would be what the system is designed for.
Yes, given that there aren't other issues with the cooling system. Is the fan in good shape? Is the fan shroud in good shape, or even there at all? Has the cooling system been flushed recently? If all of these things are in good working order, then yes, a 160 degree thermostat will obviously run cooler than a 195 degree thermostat will. One more question... Is the radiator big enough? That is the next question after you have eliminated possible problems with everything else.
It would depend on the degree thermostat installed, probably 195 degrees F.
It would have a 195 degree thermostat so it would be in that range.
Engine will run coolerIt may be less fuel efficient if the factory design requires a 195The heater would not be as warm.Engine will run coolerIt may be less fuel efficient if the factory design requires a 195The heater would not be as warm.
Assuming you mean a 2001 Taurus, original equipment would be a 195 degree F thermostat.
It would have a 195 degree thermostat installed so take it from there.
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.
Check your heater core. ANSWER I'm not a mechanic but isn't the thermostat supposed to be a 190 F unit. With a 160 F the engine would run cooler , read cooler on the guage, and the heat from your heater wouldn't get as warm as it should ( just like what happens when a 190 degree F. thermostat sticks open )
About one degree cooler by the equator and five degrees cooler by the ice caps.
The thermostat is stuck open and needs to be replaced.
I would replace the thermostat. This sounds like the thermostat is stuck open.
The Thermostat on a 2001 Chevy Cavalier is not in the normal place where it would be on most engines. It is instead under the vehicle just inside the passenger side wheel well.
Check the engine thermostat. Its probably stuck open.
It is probably the oil cooler lines.
those would be your transmission cooler lines.
The thermostat is stuck open.
it is possible if you live in a hot climate. i dont understand why you would remove it completely? if you want it to run cooler then but a 180* or 160* thermostat and a get a tune for your fans to turn on earlier.
follow the upper radiator hose it would be right at the end of that
check your thermostat
I noticed that www.motorcraft.com lists 3 different thermostats for the 1976 F-150 with 360 V8 ( a 160 degree / 180 degree / and 190 degree . I'm guessing that you installed the 160 ? and maybe had the 180 or 190 before That would make your guage read cooler
Purchase the cooler of your choice. They come with complete instructions. Very easy job, and this would be a good time to change your transmission fluid.
I would start by changing the thermostat. They go out, often, or have a tenacy to stick, and are cheap.