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Old 01-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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thermostat??

Just wanting to know what temp ur using. 180 or 192.
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Using 160* because that was what was already in mine. Going to a 180* because unless its 90* outside and I'm sitting in traffic I never get out of the cold loop.
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Using 160* because that was what was already in mine. Going to a 180* because unless its 90* outside and I'm sitting in traffic I never get out of the cold loop.
I git 160 in mine but think ima put a 180 for same reason as deadspot
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The 160* made my black run way better, but this car seems to run better when out of the cold loop
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The 160* made my black run way better, but this car seems to run better when out of the cold loop
This new radiator keeps it cool...I need to hook a guage up to see exactly what temp it it...is there a way?
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This new radiator keeps it cool...I need to hook a guage up to see exactly what temp it it...is there a way?
I'm not sure how your thermostat cover is made, but mine had a "boss" on top of it that was made for installing a sensor or other type of fitting.
Just drill it out and tap it for the size fitting you need (usually 1/8" or 1/4" MIP) and install a temperature gauge sensor there. That will let you see what temperature the water is leaving the engine.


To see the temperature "in" or "out" of the radiator, you would have to have a threaded bung soldered or welded into the upper or lower tank so you could install the temp sensor there.
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I'm not sure how your thermostat cover is made, but mine had a "boss" on top of it that was made for installing a sensor or other type of fitting.
Just drill it out and tap it for the size fitting you need (usually 1/8" or 1/4" MIP) and install a temperature gauge sensor there. That will let you see what temperature the water is leaving the engine.

To see the temperature "in" or "out" of the radiator, you would have to have a threaded bung soldered or welded into the upper or lower tank so you could install the temp sensor there.
Mine has a screw in mine. Guess I could try that mine runs very cool...on the N or on the [ mark. [ N o r m a l ]...never over the n no matter if I'm rompin on it or a/c on
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I'm not sure how your thermostat cover is made, but mine had a "boss" on top of it that was made for installing a sensor or other type of fitting.
Just drill it out and tap it for the size fitting you need (usually 1/8" or 1/4" MIP) and install a temperature gauge sensor there. That will let you see what temperature the water is leaving the engine.

To see the temperature "in" or "out" of the radiator, you would have to have a threaded bung soldered or welded into the upper or lower tank so you could install the temp sensor there.
My housing also has that.it is a standard pipe thread and I was able to get a gauge/sensor that screwed right in without drilling and tapping.just need to make sure what thread is in there.
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Just wanting to know what temp ur using. 180 or 192.
I'm using a 180 degree, but I will be switching back to the factory 192 or 195 degree after reading about installing a cooler thermostat in my Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control manual. I can't really say that the 180 degree thermostat. had any real benefits for me.


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Some tuners recommend low temperature thermostats. It's true that a cooler engine takes in cooler air - more pounds for more power. Sounds good, but lower coolant temperatures do not lower the temperature of intake air by the same amount.


There is one possible gain from a cooler thermostat: lowering head temperature may reduce the probability of detonation. That means you can advance the spark timing for increased power. Except for the track this is not a good idea.


Most engines are designed to operate with a coolant temperature of around 200 degrees. Unfortunately, lower coolant temperature will increase cylinder wall wear and in cold climates, affect driveability. What's more the cooling system operates with greater efficiency at the stock 200 degree temperature. So the lower temperature thermostat could lead to overheating at higher powers. You're better off to pass on the lower temperature thermostats unless it is a dedicated race car.
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