160 degree stat - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SHOmanwithSSEI is on a distinguished road
Default 160 degree stat

I have a 180 degree thermostat right now and was thinking of moving to a 160 for the summer and transferring back the 180 for the winter. MY S1X is going to be on the way friday and i really want to change this in the cam install. Will this trip any codes and if it does what do i need to do
SHOmanwithSSEI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ieatfeets is on a distinguished road
Default

i believe it will set a code for it not warming up in suffecient time. your in wisconsin. stick with the 180 during the summer. if you even drive it durring winter go with a 195 and dont drive it hard all day
ieatfeets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

if your going with a cam, then you'll definitely want to go with some PCM work too. as long as the tuning in the PCM reflects the 160, then you will be all set.

however with stock PCM programming, the 160* WILL set a code, however, i assume that you will have a custom PCM to match the cam
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 10:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

A 160 may be too cold for you but if you do decide to go with it then Toasted is right on. Custom PCM programming to match the fan points to the 160, turn off codes, and allow you to get the most out of your cam is the way to go.
Rogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Leave the 180 thermostat year-round and get the cam tuning.

I strongly suggest losing the 20W-50 oil before your cam (ASAP).
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 11:07 AM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SHOmanwithSSEI is on a distinguished road
Default

I will get the pcm custom tuned but it doesn't make sense to tune it twice. In that case it will be programmed for the cam and the stat and istall it with the cam.

WHY SHOULD I NOT USE THE 20W-50 OIL?
SHOmanwithSSEI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 11:27 AM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SHOmanwithSSEI
WHY SHOULD I NOT USE THE 20W-50 OIL?
Try a search. I found a topic from you on the 16th where it was discussed, as well as this recent one:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ight=mollasses

Why? Because the engine was designed for 10W-30. You will damage your engine long-term. Nobody but you runs that tar for a reason. I'm very concerned about it, and would love to see you give the oil pump and engine a break.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
160 degree thermostat? vdog313 General GM Chat 2 04-02-2008 11:17 AM
160* stat, good to go? PontiacDad Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 5 06-16-2005 01:20 AM
160 or 180 degree Thermostat mremer 2000-2005 5 10-12-2003 09:48 PM
somewhere i can get a new 160 degree thermostat domainuser 1992-1999 3 08-05-2003 08:17 PM
160 or 180 stat KURT GTP Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 2 06-15-2003 04:13 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.