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Old 11-18-2005, 08:40 AM   #11
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Macho..instead of going straight to a 195, maybe head to a undrilled 180 first.

I wanted max heat for winter and dropped a 195 back in with one drill hole because I was changing my pulley and crreating extra heat.
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My undrilled 180* was just fine.....then I drilled it this summer LOL
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and my undrilled 180 was fine until I had to put in the 195 for winter. Ended up with 1 small drilled hole.
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Make sure your sensor is correct first. I'd be concerned at 130. My 95 is a cold-hearted bitch compared to the 93, even though both run drilled 180'*. One of these days I'm going to swap coolant sensors between them. We'll see what happens.

Scantool data may be misleading. You're reading the same sensor the gauge does. The other sensor is only for fan turn-on.
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ya the gagues are only a estamation at best....
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Macho, has their been a large swing in temperature for you since that fill up.

Sounds like the t stat stuck open.
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Something has to be up on with the t-stat, you should have no problem with running a 180* drilled t-stat.

A little side note: If most of you L67 guys change t-stats in the winter why dont you guys run 160* t-stats in the summer? I thought the whole reason for running a 180* t-stat is so that you don't have to change it for winter?
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I'm new here. (Don't let the post count fool you)

I figured I might need the extra heat for the really bad weather.
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A little side note: If most of you L67 guys change t-stats in the winter why dont you guys run 160* t-stats in the summer? I thought the whole reason for running a 180* t-stat is so that you don't have to change it for winter?
i believe that a 160 will set a CEL,
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A little side note: If most of you L67 guys change t-stats in the winter why dont you guys run 160* t-stats in the summer? I thought the whole reason for running a 180* t-stat is so that you don't have to change it for winter?
i believe that a 160 will set a CEL,
Correct, I remember this being stated.
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