Until now, Corvette Parts vendors have been selling 2004-2008 style Corvette thermostats to 2009-2010 Corvette owners. With the appearances of the two 160 degree thermostats being so similar it is easy to understand why. We want all 2009-2010 Corvette owners to know that the 2004-2008 style thermostat, even though it does fit, will not work properly on your Corvette and will cause a leak.
What is different on the new C6 Corvette 160 Degree Thermostat is the size. GM changed the size of the thermostat on all 2009-2010 Corvettes, which causes sealing issues when installing a 2004-2008 style thermostat. We offer and stock Motorad 160 degree thermostats for all 2009-2010 Corvettes. Motorad is an OEM supplier and has designed a direct replacement 160 degree thermostat that literally drops in place. With this addition to your 2009-2010 Corvette you can now improve your Corvette’s overall performance by allowing the engine to run cooler than the factory thermostat’s setting. Cooler running engines produce greater horsepower and operate more efficiently. If you are looking for a more efficient C6 Corvette Engine consider this direct replacement 160 degree thermostat that uses the stock housing and installs in about 10 minutes.