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Old 09-22-2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Just browsing around....ZZP and Intense 180* T-stats...will they work with mine....i figure it will work, but since S1 isn't listed i figured I'd ask
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INTENSE and ZZP both offer the same Tstat. It'* superior to 95% of the market. The reason is simply because the open diameter is larger than the traditional '2-point' Tstat most places offer.

Yes, it is compatible with the S1, and yes it is a big benefit. Simply going to that style with a 195 would be better than what you have.


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Left: Standard HIGH quality Stant 180. Right: INTENSE 160 (heavily drilled).

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Difference between the thermostats is indeed the diameter of the opening when it reaches temperature. The INTENSE thermostat should flow just shy of 10% more than the Stant I had in there. So I drilled some carefully calculated bypass holes to make up the rest, and should have made up the flowrate and cooling efficiency I lost when I so greedily pursued the 6-8 horsepower the underdrive water pump pulley gave me.

I am now in the NON-enviable position of having seasonal thermostats. One of them for 4 months of the year, the other for the rest.
Zilla will not have to change thermostats twice a year. Zilla gets to go into the shop all winter, and not emerge until spring.
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