Originally Posted by WhiteBgeye02
mine is around high 180's to low 190's average driving around town. after i do a pull and then come to a stop or in stop/go traffic it will climb. try bleeding any more air out of the system. take the top radiator cap off and squeeze the upper radiator hose with the car running. seems a bit high for a brand new thermostat
This. Your symptoms sound a lot like air in the system OR you bought a faulty thermostat (unlikely).