You can go with any of the above suggestions. Anywhere between 180 and 195 is fine and won't hurt a thing... it's only a 15 degree difference we're talking. I like to put 180's in all my vehicles, no sense running them any hotter but at the same time it's still warm enough that everything works as it should.
Don't go down to the 165 or whatever the colder ones are, the engine does need to warm up to be efficient.
My 96 will go into closed loop long before the water temp gauge comes off the cold mark so no worries there with a 180.
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