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Old 03-07-2005, 09:02 PM   #11
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I see. What are the adverse affects of having holes that are to big? I live in an extreme climate. Ranges from -20*F to 100*F. I am going to put on a 3.5" pulley. Heading into the warm season the 180 drilled is a must. But in winter should I switch back to the stock 195 even with the pulley?
That'* what I did. I had a 180* with two 1/8" holes, and a stock 195* for winter.
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i had a 180 on mine with stock pulley and car barely got warm. it took about 35 minutes to get it to running temp. i switched back to 195 late in november and it will probably stay in there. the need has yet to pass 200, even on a warm night with no ice at the track.
I could see this with a drilled T-Stat but with a normal 180* or even a 160* Stat it should warm up just as fast as the factory 195* Stat - the only thing is that its operating temp will be lower.
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It warms up just a tad slower because there is always coolant flowing, and when the car first starts up, there is a lot of cold coolant flowing, keeping the engine from warming up quickly.
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I wouldn't have a t-stat with holes that big. Maybe if it only had one hole that big. But I would drill 3 1/16" holes in it. I have a stock t-stat in my Lumina, and the heat still takes a while to start coming out, probably 8-10 minutes. In my STE I have one 1/8" hole in it, and it would be just starting to throw out hot heat as I would pull into the school parking lot. Its about 12 miles to school through town, so its not a short drive. (Its actually only 10 miles, but I go to my friends house and pick him up which is about 1 mile the opposite way from school, then I sit and wait in his driveway for him) So it probably takes that car like 20 minutes to warm up completely.

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I recall mine not looking like the one in the picture above. Even though it'* still a ZZP stat, the two holes are drilled right next to each other. If you don't wanna drill the holes yourself, spend the 10 bucks to get one from ZZP, and it works just as well as anything out there.
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