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Where could i find a lower temperature thermostat?
my intrepid seems to run a bit hot mostly when i got up a long hill then as i go downhill the temp needle comes back down a bit later when i get home and turn it off about one minute or so after i can hear sounds of water moving from like the heater core and into recovery bottle, sounds like boiling but plastic and cap aren't extremely hot to touch.
 

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Not sure where to get a lower temp. thermostat.

You didn't ask for advice, but...

Better to fix the root cause. A lower temp. stat isn't a good solution for overheating or whatever else may be going on.

Are you loosing coolant?

Are the engine cooling fans working?

Cap not sealing?
 

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I'll add a pressure test to the list. Many auto parts places will lend out a coolant system pressure tester. These often can test the cap.
 

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I suggest some diagnostics before you go to that trouble. There may be a simple issue with a simpler solution. Test first, then act.
 

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I will go ahead and replace the radiator and see if that helps.
Ah...the old "Shotgun" method of troubleshooting! Usually the most expensive!
 
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