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Old 05-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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I replaced my thermostat with a 180 degree like ive heard so many other ppl do. i dont know if im crazy but i an really feel a difference.. the throtttle is alot more responsive is that what ts supposed to do or does it just keep the engine cooler makeing the computer put in more gas??
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There is no performance to be gained by it.

It simply puts you in a position to support better mods later, and can possibly lengthen the life of some of the plastic parts on the engine.

It'* all in your head.
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ok. well i read something about a 180 degree thermostat drilled? what do you drill?
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Your 90 SSE will have the LN3, typically considered a very hardy motor. Drilling is typically for those that have issues keeping cool in the summer. I doubt with a trans cooler and a 180 that you will need to consider drilling.
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I thought drilling has another benefit of helping reduce the chances for trapping air.
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OH ok i was jus wondering thanks for your help mr. Bill
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I thought drilling has another benefit of helping reduce the chances for trapping air.
One tiny hole is a good idea on any motor for this reason.
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hey one more question ever since i installed the 180 therm. it idles like 500rpm higher than before
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hey one more question ever since i installed the 180 therm. it idles like 500rpm higher than before
Check for vac hoses that are busted or anything you might have bumped while changing the T-Stat. (Like the Throttle Position sensor right above the water neck!)
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