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Old 08-28-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Now I've seen this in several sigs in the club but I haven't the slightest idea what it does performance wise and what is actualy being done on the thermastat. Can someone enlightin me on this?
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Click on my sig pic, go to the gallery. You'll see one of my old summer thermostats. You want four 1/16 inch holes. Just inside where the rubber seal sits.

De-burr the holes by hand, twirling a larger drill bit between your fingers, and rinse well.
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while on the subject would replacing my stock thermostat to a 180f stat improve my cars performance in any way? I plan on making a rice pipe some time this week, due to the fact that now I am forced to drive 34-38 miles every day from home to school then back to home I need to know if this stuff will really help cool my car signifigantly.

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while on the subject would replacing my stock thermostat to a 180f stat improve my cars performance in any way? I plan on making a rice pipe some time this week, due to the fact that now I am forced to drive 34-38 miles every day from home to school then back to home I need to know if this stuff will really help cool my car signifigantly.

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yeah....i would suggest it for the summer...but since summer is almost done... stick with your 195 for winter
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I use to always see 200'*

Now I only see 200 when traffic is bad.

Now Im always significantly under 200 even in this crappy hot weather. So it does its job
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while on the subject would replacing my stock thermostat to a 180f stat improve my cars performance in any way? I plan on making a rice pipe some time this week, due to the fact that now I am forced to drive 34-38 miles every day from home to school then back to home I need to know if this stuff will really help cool my car signifigantly.

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yeah....i would suggest it for the summer...but since summer is almost done... stick with your 195 for winter
Why would I want to do that? Your talking to a guy who knows nothing else about cars except how they work (basic) and how to make your lawn mower have diffrent speeds and shoot fireballs out... please help a man in need PLEASE EXPLAIN! Thank you.
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I use to always see 200'*

Now I only see 200 when traffic is bad.

Now Im always significantly under 200 even in this crappy hot weather. So it does its job
Im usually about 210-220 some where around there if I am not going faster than 50mph.
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well im not sure where u are located, but im assuming that in winter it gets cold...

if you have a 180 thermostat, the car will take a lot longer to get to optimal temp...

i know the 180 is supposed to make your engine run cooler to help save your intake from failing...
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