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I am going to be buying a new thermostat for my car. But I an not 100% sure which one to get yet. I would like something better than the tin ones at autozone. I was looking at carparts.com and there are a few of them listed for our cars. Stant, which looks like cheap ones... and Beck Arnley, which has a good name... The next choice is the TEMP. I can get the 192 or 180. From what I have read the stock is 192, but for thoese of us that are performance minded... 180's look like the better option.

Next we have the regular thermostat or we have a "Fail-Safe" thermostat. What is the differece? Is it worth it to have a fail-safe one in our cars? (It sounds like it would be a good idea to me!)
 

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James, our cars are supposed to use a dual-stage thermostat (there should be a label under the hood stating this). The only place to get one is from the dealer. I got one from a ford dealer for $15.
 

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Then how are we supposed to use/get a 180 thermostat on our cars? Besides are not all thermostats dual stage, you know, open/closed? :)

[Update] You are right on that one, the dual stage supplies water to the accessories and such. Without it you are looking or trouble. (verified this with Mazda)

[Edited by Manifest on 12-01-2000 at 05:19 PM]
 

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Hehe... I'm sure you can get one to fit that's not dual stage, but I'm just going by what the MFR says. The dual stage jammy looks like 2 thermostats in one. One is a really little hole, and the other is a normal sized one.
 
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