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Old 10-29-2003, 03:16 PM   #11
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Everyone remember that we have a cast iron block and heads.... When these engines get cold it takes a good bit to get the warmed up... Also the 180 does not make any diffrence in the way the engine warms up... Anytime you are freezing your butt off and you see some temp on the gage and you turn the heat on full blast, you will cool the engine off... You get the heat from the engine coolant, so when you turn the heat on to keep warm you are in fact helping cool the coolant in the engine thus cooling the engine too...
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k but a nomarl temp (operating) is bout 210 so u r only cool the engine of about 20% for 10-20 dergree thus meaning with the heat on full blast the engine only is operating at 190-200
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at least for me it is what about u pete?
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For those of you keep their car(*) in a garage at home or in an enclosed garage at work will probably never see the benefit of a 195 degree thermostat in the winter. But when I have to scrape a quarter inch of ice from my windsheild, I really start to appreciate the extra 15 degrees that 195 thermo is delivering.
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yeah my car sits for mid nov 2 bout begining of january
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at least for me it is what about u pete?
You run at 210 with your 180 is what you're saying? I've been running at 180-190 for the past month at least, even when sitting at red lights, since it'* been pretty dang cool here
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For those of you keep their car(*) in a garage at home or in an enclosed garage at work will probably never see the benefit of a 195 degree thermostat in the winter. But when I have to scrape a quarter inch of ice from my windsheild, I really start to appreciate the extra 15 degrees that 195 thermo is delivering.
It sure is nice to have a garage though when the outside temp is -10.
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Normal Operating Temp 210F
I thought the optimum heat range for our engine is 160 - 210F ??
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