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Old 06-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Thermostat ?

Is it bad to take out the thermostat during summer months ? I have noticed that my car is running hotter now then winter and just trying to see if removing the thermostat will help keep it cooler or will it hurt it?
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Did you install it backwards? That could do it.
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No it's been in since last April I just have noticed that the temp is higher then normal
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If you remove it you will never get to proper operating temperater. Mine ran a little hot in the summer so I upgraded to a griffin aluminum radiator. No prob since. I've had a few buddies buy the ebay 3 core aluminum and were happy with em.
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My opinion only, an upgraded radiator is a great idea. 3 row especially. Will always run slightly cooler.
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I've got the sve 3row and love it its a bit cheaper and you will definitely notice a difference
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I've got the sve 3row and love it its a bit cheaper and you will definitely notice a difference
Where did u get yours from?
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Where did u get yours from?
Late model restoration
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Is it bad to take out the thermostat during summer months ? I have noticed that my car is running hotter now then winter and just trying to see if removing the thermostat will help keep it cooler or will it hurt it?

Do you have a SCT chip?

Set the fan to turn on the low speed at 180.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #10
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Yes I do.


I don't think I can go with a 3 row I may have to go with a 2row because of clearance from my radiator fan and my pulleys there's only a 2-3inch space now
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Are you running the factory fan?
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I went with a 2 core and it was set back only a half inch farther. When you find one you want get the dimensions then measure the thickness from ur rad support back.
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another thing I would recommend is some new radiator brackets that allow for more movement. I went through two mishimoto radiators before I realized. I don't have subframe connectors or anything to stiffen up the chassis, so I think all the flexing caused the small leaks. I then noticed that they make upgraded brackets to deal with this I believe. Just wanted to point it out. Overall I did like the increased cooling.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #14
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Ok I'll check that , it's been raining like crazy the last two days so either tomorrow or Sunday I'll get some measurements .


And yes is a factory fan , I was looking at a few new ones but I'm not sure what CFMs to go with idk what the stock fans CFMs are.
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Radiator could be getting old, your tstat could be sticking... I'd replace it with a 180 degree unit and see what happens. You also really don't know what your temperature is if you are relying on the stock gauge.
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I can't remember what stock cfm is but I bought the flex a lite syclone s blade. It blows 2500 cfm and its been perfectly fine!
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I've got a new water pump the 3core radiator and just a junk 14inch electric fan set at 180 with a 180 degree thermostat and even in west tx (already been 110 this year) my car doesn't even hit midway on the factory gauge
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I can't remember what stock cfm is but I bought the flex a lite syclone s blade. It blows 2500 cfm and its been perfectly fine!
He has a 94, they have electric fans.
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Oh yeah, my bad!
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