Tip & How-To about 2006 Datsun 210

Thermostat trick

This tip is for 210's 1.4 and 1.5. The original lowest degree temperature thermostat that manual calls for is 180 degree, but living in the southwest with a small 210 4 cyl calls for more cooling techniques. In the summer time I take out the thermostat and run it without it. In the winter time I install a regular GM 350 enginge 160 degree thermostat in my 210. It fits! And you can still run your 210 cool with 160 degrees.

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