Both my '97 Sentra and my '98 200SX had 195F thermostats in them. I am the 2nd (3rd, 4th, whatever) owner of them, and got them at 140K and 70K miles respectively, so it's entirely possible that the previous owner swapped thermostats.
One thing I did learn right after I got the '97 2 years ago...the thermostat gets installed with the 'jiggle valve' facing as much UP as any particular installation will allow. Took forever to bleed the air out of the cooling system with it facing downwards. Piece of cake once I spun it around a bit.
And as far as the shops not having a particular thermostat...
That's the problem with having punk kids working behind the registers. All they know is what the computer tells them. They won't expend the 20 seconds of effort it takes to realize how things are set up on the shelves.
At all 3 of the local shops I get parts at, the thermostats are all located in one section, sorted by size, and by temperature. Small diameter to the left, large to the right; colder up top, hotter at the bottom.
If you want a small, cold thermostat, it's upper/left. You want large/hot, it's lower/right. Piece of cake. But apparently the concept escapes all but those with shred of common sense.
99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.
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Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?
Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.
Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?
Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"
Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???
And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)
And yes, I am diggin' it...
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