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Mishimoto Racing Thermostat (96-04 GT, Mach 1, Cobra)

24 Reviews
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$48.00

  • Item #80224
  • MPN# MMTS-MUS-96

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Features
  • Keeps Engine Running Cooler
  • Great for Modified Mustangs
  • Fits 1996 to 2004 4.6 GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and Cobra
Description


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Run Cooler. The Mishimoto Ford Mustang Racing thermostat promotes greater cooling efficiency throughout your Pony's engine and significantly lowers high engine temperatures produced by modified and forced induction applications.

More Power. The Mishimoto racing thermostat opens up at a lower temperature 154° fahrenheit (68 C) than the standard OEM factory thermostat 190° fahrenheit (88 C) allowing the coolant to flow through the engine block sooner reducing and maintaining cooler engine temperatures helping to produce more power.

Application. This Mishimoto Racing Thermostat is specifically designed for use on the 1996 to 2004 Mustangs equipped with 4.6L V8 engine, including the GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and SVT Cobra.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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What's in the Box
  • (1) Thermostat
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
brrrrrrrrr cold

Its a shame this thermostat is ~154* F, thus causing the car to never go into closed loop

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5/5
An easy install. Some gasket customization.

My new thermostat keeps my car cool, prior to changing it my car ran at about 220, now it runs at about 170. When building high horsepower engines lower temps are necessary to gain big numbers and it also ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars

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2 Questions / 1 Answers

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Is this a fail-safe thermostat? If the thermostat fails it does it in the open position rather then closed.

Gilly Year: 2000 Model: GT

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will this thermostat cause issues during cold weather operation?

pelt199 Year: 2004 Model: GT

  • No it would work fine

    cristian Year: 1996 Model: GT Top 1000 Contributor

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.631579 4.6
  • Fit 4.31579 4.3
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.444445 4.4



  • 5/5

    October 25, 2010

    brrrrrrrrr cold

    Its a shame this thermostat is ~154* F, thus causing the car to never go into closed loop

    johnny b

    Driving Style: Race

    Helpful (9) (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 11, 2012

    An easy install. Some gasket customization.

    My new thermostat keeps my car cool, prior to changing it my car ran at about 220, now it runs at about 170. When building high horsepower engines lower temps are necessary to gain big numbers and it also promotes engine longevity. American muscle had my order shipped promptly and I had the thermostat in less than 24 hours. Overall this is an ideal product for anengine build. Small items are often overlooked but they can make all the difference.

    Nino97

    Year: 1997 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Boston, MA, USA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 31, 2012

    Nice thermostat, but no stock fit.

    Though this thermostat will open up at 154*, it doesnt fit as well as one would hope. The rubber seal that it comes with is a tad to large, and I ended up not using it. Thermostat does open up fairly quickly though. I would not recommend this to anyone just looking for a simple replacment thermostat.

    x7Sage7x

    Year: 2001 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Az

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 21, 2010

    Moshimoto Makes Great Products

    I bought this because my '01 GT was running a little hot. Moshimoto makes great products and i've never had any problems with any of their products. Soon to come is the Moshimoto radioator and fans, by then my pony will be running the perfect tempurature, which means more power :)

    Matt P.

    Year: 2001 Model: GT

    Helpful (6) (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    January 27, 2012

    Amazing the difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is my first car and i absolutly love it, it has been my daily driver for nearly two years and i enjoy it everyday, the one problem that i had with it was the original theromstat made the car run a bit hotter than what i was comfortable with the gauge sat at around the "a" in normal on the temp gauge and when you were sitting in traffic it would go even higher. i have been very cautious with when i hear a noise that isnt normal i have the car in the shop. and luckly for me the time came for me to fix the issue early in the northern Indiana winter, just as it started to get cold i took my car to fill it with gas and when i pulled out to go back home my water jacket on the original intake manifold failed, this meant a whole new upper intake and so on, so this meant a new thermostat as well, i can honestly say that this is an amazing product. i instantly noticed a difference in the way the car drives and feels, not to mention how it makes the car stay cool when you floor it just to hear the Custom Exhaust thats now coupled with the new Dorman Intake (that was also purchased through American Muscle) the car has more power and sounds meaner. and in the end stays cooler, i would say this is an very good upgrade for any car in any climate. if you do the upgrade you will notice an increase in your throttle response as the car heats up and overall feel in power.

    Black96GtVetteNightmare

    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Fort Wayne, IN

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    October 16, 2010

    Thermostat

    Didnt notice a difference, ended up buying one from Ford. AM good website tho

    Jose

    Driving Style: Street / Strip

    Helpful (9) (7)

  • 1/5

    August 07, 2010

    No difference

    Not sure why but I installed this and I see no change in engine temerature at all. The guage is exactly where it was originally and the engine bay and engine seems as hot as it ever was.

    Dean

    Helpful (10) (9)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    January 27, 2012

    Cooler Mach1:)

    I had heating problems with my 2004 Mach1, so I changed the stock thermostat to this mishimoto one and I did notice much less heat and a lot more cooler :)

    xElMach1x

    Year: 2004 Model: Mach 1 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 California, bay area

    Helpful (2) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 23, 2010

    amazing product

    Wow..this product works as advertised! My pony never gets warmer pass the 1/4th mark! I would highly recommend this item to any one! American Muscle fast shipping made this a total breeze!

    gt_greasemonkey

    Helpful (6) (8)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    January 28, 2012

    Love it Love it, you the best

    is the best, i would tell someone about this product:)

    Jose10

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Woodbridge,VA

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