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Old 05-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #21
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Why don't you just run a 180* drilled all the time if your not having a problem with KR. When your at the track your going to be running below the temp of the stat anyways. (pointless to change to 160* stat for the track)
I'm actually starting to have a KR problem now that the warmer weather is coming.....I'm contemplating tossing in colder plugs right now.
How much KR? a 160 stat could kill 2*+ of KR. For a Non-IC car 2-3* of KR is very common in different situations but your goal should be 0*. I'd do the plugs first (104'*) and get a box on that intake then go to the stat
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Why don't you just run a 180* drilled all the time if your not having a problem with KR. When your at the track your going to be running below the temp of the stat anyways. (pointless to change to 160* stat for the track)
I'm actually starting to have a KR problem now that the warmer weather is coming.....I'm contemplating tossing in colder plugs right now.
How much KR? a 160 stat could kill 2*+ of KR. For a Non-IC car 2-34* of KR is very common in different situations but your goal should be 0*. I'd do the plugs first (104'*) and get a box on that intake then go to the stat
As soon as I get my fan mod finished here, I can go out and get my scan tool back from the guy I lent it out to and get my KR numbers......I'll get back to the post here with my numbers.
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if you are having trouble keeping temps down in traffic get a fan switch to run the fans all the time, the drilled tstat will do nothing to help you in that regard.
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if you are having trouble keeping temps down in traffic get a fan switch to run the fans all the time, the drilled tstat will do nothing to help you in that regard.
Ya wired in a fan switch friday.....They work great when the cars not running...but sooon as the ignition is on the fans turn off....So I need to splice a different wire
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if you are having trouble keeping temps down in traffic get a fan switch to run the fans all the time, the drilled tstat will do nothing to help you in that regard.
Ya wired in a fan switch friday.....They work great when the cars not running...but sooon as the ignition is on the fans turn off....So I need to splice a different wire
you are on the right track now.

Think about it, the reason your car heats up in traffic is because there is no air moving through the radiator. The fans come on stock at 220* I believe, but if you get that fan switch up right, it will work whenever you want it to. Just make sure that you dont leave it on when you shut off the car.

Drilling a tstat will make a noticible difference. I ran one for awhile and all I noticed was that the car took longer to warm up, which is hard on the car. When you consider how large the holes are, consider how much coolant is flowing anyway, and the difference between the fully open tstat and the fully closed tstat. It wont be that much.

Do you understand what I am trying to tell you?
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Ya I understand it......Just a matter of getting that switch to work the way I want it to or need it to I should say.
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