Jesse12, do not get a lower temp thermostat. It is not good for combustion or allowing the engine oil to get up to full operating temperature which is necessary to ward off condensation in the crank case. Stay w/the factory recommended temperature which (and I could be wrong so check, ) is a 195*. If that doesn't/isn't working and the car is still overheating, then you have another problem which needs to be dealt with, not covered up using a lower temp thermostat.
It is not wise to change recommended specs for the engine. The engine designers/builders know best.
dbmazda, I have stayed away until now, but have watched your posts. You are wrong more often than you are right. Your advice is flawed which could lead to damage to or further damage of a members car. Worse, you seem totally oblivious to the advice others are giving that is based in fact and experience!! You have been "called out" several times only to reiterate what you have already stated or ignore it completely, which is not convincing to anyone.
If you want to try all these things on your own car, fine, so be it, but stop trying to get others to do repairs and upgrades the wrong way.
"There is no tool you can buy that will replace experience." - Josh Mills, C.K.DeLuxe/Koolhouse Publishing
Last edited by virgin1; 07-11-2010 at 07:02 PM.