Originally Posted by two bonnies
I don't see that anyone has gotten flamed here at all.
It wasn't here. It was on another thread that got locked. I asked about 180 v 195 and boom!
I locked it... It was turning into a fight rather than a discussion...
This is a better thread by far
Let me comment a little.. When I replaced the Radiator on the 95 SE, I ended up with a Caddy Heavy Duty Cooling Radiator... It has all of the same measurements with the exception of the core... Its 1 3/8" as opposed to the 3/4 " core I had...
Now with that said, I have increased the cooling capability of the cooling system... But it will only be as good as the thermostat installed if that makes any sense..
Some of the reasons I am looking to keep the engine a bit cooler than factory is to help buy me a little time on the Plastic Gaskets, and various seals not to mention the Upper intake..
For the longest I have kept in mind that there is a small Trans cooler inside the radiator( passenger side, you'll see the lines )... This cooler is cooled by the coolant passing over it..
Lets take an example, Say the Coolant entering the radiator on the drivers side was at 200F, say the coolant entered the water pump at 150F.. Now lets say the trans is at 200F, you are at that point cooling the trans fluid with coolant at 150F... How much heat will you wick away from the tranny fluid and add back to the engine...
I know this is not a great example, but I do feel that a thermostat 15F lower than stock does help in more ways than one..
Some agree with me others don't.. Oh well.. Thats ok, and all of you are still free to run which thermostat you like.. I like the 180F.. And truth be told I am due for a replacement.. Mine is opening a bit too early.. But I am still ripping down 20 mpg all city...
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