: What temp for 160 stat?

07-09-05, 01:27 PM
I just had a 160 stat put in with headers, cats and corsa cat back. I thought I would be running cooler but my temp is running 194-200 tooling around town. It drops to a steady 194 when I dog it. The car seems to be radiating heat even though my temps seem to be in spec. I have condesation on a thin metal tube on the right side of my engine (looking down from front/has a small black cap) I am no mechanic, I am not sure what that is or wether that is normal. I am afraid to drive it. Any thoughts? thanks.

07-09-05, 01:32 PM
I'd say your temps are within normal range and that you have nothing to worry about. As to the tube, I'd bet it is for the AC. Again, no worries. Just condensation. Some of the better mechanics on this forum may have other ideas though. Just my $.02.


07-09-05, 01:50 PM
I too, have the 160 degree stat......I've found while just "cruzing" on the freeway....it runs around 175. During stop and go and/or "beating the cubes".....it'll get up to the 195-200 range. This is Okay...IMHO

07-09-05, 01:51 PM
Thanks. I'm a little paranoid. My radiator was bad from the factory. I had one coolant message pop up but when I restarted I never got the message again. At my next service I mentioned it. They checked it out and found that my radiator was toast. My temps had never changed and I had not seen another message. Go figure. I have had my pipes for 2 days and my tips are already yellowing. Man this thing just seems hot. The condensation drips on metal sending vapors through the hood vents fogging my windshield. It's breif, minute and happens only occasionally but it freaks me out just the same.

07-09-05, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the input. I have not seen anything lower than 194 after warm up. I am going to call the shop on monday just to check it out.

07-09-05, 03:34 PM
I have a 160 and it runs 175-182 cruzing and 183-185 around town. I also have a pcm tune and the fans were set up for the 160 thermostat. :cool:

07-09-05, 04:42 PM
You don't want to run too cold. Around 180 is all good. Getting a tune with the 160 tsats in mind does help; drop them fan temps.

07-09-05, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the info.

07-09-05, 07:45 PM
Same here just like CTSVLS6. Running 179* to 184* on the highway and 190* to 194* in town with my foot in it. Same "DTE" tune and the fans were set to come on at 184* :coolgleam

07-09-05, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the replies. Me thinks they may have left my 160 stat off.