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Old 07-05-2003, 12:04 PM   #11
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DeathRat, wilwren was talking about the 180t.Looking at some of the other post is seems that that the 92 came with a stock 195. I have been driving this car for a week now and it has been pretty hot. I have been monitoring the temp guage and from the looks of things it is running pretty cool. Even with the A/C running and stopped in traffic the temp appears to hover between 180-195. The temp guage won't even go above 200 if I am stopped in traffic or idiling. Can I assume then that this car already has the 180T installed? Maybe I got lucky.
Very doubtful that the last owner put in a 180, but anything is possible. My guages are in metric, so I'll put it another way, my temp guage never goes above about 1/8! Even idling in heavy traffic with everything running too! I run a 180 T-stat with two 1/16" holes drilled in it 180 degrees apart.
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Aviator, your car will actually run cooler with the AC on. When the ac clutch is engaged, the PCM forces both fans on high speed. Sitting in a drivethru, as our temps climb, most of us kick on the Auto climate control for this reason.

The tranny cooler can help too, as it will pre-cool your trans fluid before it enters the radiator, thus helping to keep the coolant temps down, as well as benefitting your transaxle.

Keeping these temps down can help alot with the burnt valve problem on the 92'*, but this is just conjecture so far. We're really waiting for long-term results out of the Rat, since he was the first to really go after this problem with some kind of preventive action. The 180 and trans cooler is something alot of us do anyway, even with the EGR, so the benefits are well worth it. Both should cost you about 50 bucks and maybe 2 hours tops.
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We're really waiting for long-term results out of the Rat, since he was the first to really go after this problem with some kind of preventive action.
Just to let you know what I've done so far to combat this.....
180 degree Drilled Thermostat with two 1/16" holes, 180 degrees apart.
Just replaced Cylinder #6'* burnt Exhaust Valve.
Replaced Transission Filter & Fluid
Replaced coolant (green).
Replaced Oil & Filter with AMSOIL Synthetic 10W30 Oil & AMSOIL Super Duty Oil Filter (was using Mobil 1Oil & AC Delco Oil Filter).
Once I get some more cash.....Aux. Trans Cooler (Trucool'* 4454 - 18,000 lbs Thermatically controled)
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wilwren, Here is a pic of my office. Will try and send some more.
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Would a CAI help with the burning valve problem on the ERG less 92'*? If you have colder air coming in that might help... A free-er flowing exaust could help too couldn't it? If it can't get "backed-up" then it can't burn as easily right? I 'm going on a limb here, but if you have a free exaust system and the exaust coming out of the cyl can leave easier, and then you have Cold air from your intake will that keep cyl temps down more then stock?
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Would a CAI help with the burning valve problem on the ERG less 92'*? If you have colder air coming in that might help... A free-er flowing exaust could help too couldn't it? If it can't get "backed-up" then it can't burn as easily right? I 'm going on a limb here, but if you have a free exaust system and the exaust coming out of the cyl can leave easier, and then you have Cold air from your intake will that keep cyl temps down more then stock?
I'm trying that too! I've made my own Custom CAI by using heavy duct tubing & keeping the stock air box (which on the 92 comes already gutted). I've also had the CAT convertor removed & replaced by a glass pack resonator about 5 years ago now. like I've mentioned before, my gauge rarely goes above the first 1/8 on the gauge (even in heavy traffic)!
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How does a glass pack work for you? The local store has some cherry bombs, and i'd pick one up, but i don't know how legal it is for my car to be like that. It sounds like i have the sport exaust, from Jr3800, and i don't wanna loose any torque. It sounds great, just not the level i'd like volume wise. The cherry bombs were like $20 or so i believe, and i heard they aren't being made anymore. How much would it be to have it put on? Or can anyoone in MN put it on for me from the club?
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How does a glass pack work for you? The local store has some cherry bombs, and i'd pick one up, but i don't know how legal it is for my car to be like that. It sounds like i have the sport exaust, from Jr3800, and i don't wanna loose any torque. It sounds great, just not the level i'd like volume wise. The cherry bombs were like $20 or so i believe, and i heard they aren't being made anymore. How much would it be to have it put on? Or can anyoone in MN put it on for me from the club?
Well I have friends in high & low places when it comes to Automotives....A friend'* shop put it on when the CAT plugged solid & could have burned the car down. As for sound, well it'* louder than stock. As for performance, not bad, especially since I'm now running on all 6 cylinders again too. As for legal, well lets just say what the cops don't know won't hurt me! Most cops will not look at a Bonneville twice anyways thinking it not worth their time & that'* just the way I like them to think, except you all know differently!
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Think it'* possbile for me to get it in for under $50. Would it be possible for me to get a cherry bomb behind the CAT in the system? Would this make it any louder, or deeper or anything? I've heard it lets it reverb more. All the high flow cats i found online were a little $$$, specially for me. But i supposedly have the sport exaust, and i have dual pipes on the right side.
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Think it'* possbile for me to get it in for under $50. Would it be possible for me to get a cherry bomb behind the CAT in the system? Would this make it any louder, or deeper or anything? I've heard it lets it reverb more. All the high flow cats i found online were a little $$$, specially for me. But i supposedly have the sport exaust, and i have dual pipes on the right side.
First my Resonator cost me $50 Cdn installed (& that'* welded in too).
Your exhaust system is EXACTLY like mine BTW!
It does reverb a little more than the stock Bonnevilles, it'* very hard now to really describe it any better due to I've still got a Cracked LH Exhaust Manifold at the #3 bend. Since my engine is EGRless & I've got the two piece LH bank style, finding a replacement manifold is really hard! At least it'* the easy side to replace this time!
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