I hope I'm in the right place (this is the first time I post here). I have a 1996 Fiesta and I'm trying to find out the recommended temperature for the thermostat. I live in a hot country and had a new thermostat installed. I think the mechanic is trying to screw me over because my car is now heating up more than usual. A friend explained to me that each thermostat has a different temperature where it opens and that the one that was installed in my car probably has a temperature that is not good for the Fiesta. The mechanic said he put a thermo with 82c temp. Is this apropriate? And what happens when summer comes? (as I said I live in a very hot country). I really don't know anything about mechanism so if my question sounds stupid, forgive me. All I'm trying to do is keep my car in the best condition I can.
BTW, I tried calling the Ford offices in my country but they are refusing to answer my question unless I take my car to a certified garage (and pay them to check it of course).
Thanks for any replies.