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Thermostat

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2017 Arctic White Grand Sport
It's apparent after running my car the last couple of cool Atlanta nights that there is no thermostat in the car. After 10 - 15 minutes the car still is not up to 160 degrees. What temperature thermostat should go in this car here in the hot South. Aren't the emissions equipment an issue? As I recall, the smogged up cars needed to run a little hotter to be efficient.

Bob
 
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71 Conv. (Sold) / 98 Pewter Coupe (Sold)
Bob,

Factory specs for 77 are 180 degree for L-82 and 195 degree for L-48. I too have heard that the smog systems run better with the higher temp. I'm sure others with smogged engines will chime in soon to give you their opinions.
 
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78SilvAnniv

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Me too.

180 in an L48 with a flex fan. Smog equipment? Shhh! ;)

Silver
 

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