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Old 12-09-2002, 04:28 AM   #1
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Hi am new at owning a Bonneville they are so nice cars and fast, and I'm new at this forum too. But I'm just looking for a cold air-intake and exh. I just got my bonny. it has the Series 2 in it, dang are those fast. But I'm looking for more HP. Give me some websites or any info. I was also reading on this forum about removing the MAF screen, just how do you do that and is it that hard to put on or off. Thanks.
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also were do i get one of those 180 thermostats from.
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The intake is available from only one source. Email [email protected], or PM 99BonnevilleSE on this forum. He'* also working on exhaust. The thermostat can be purchased at any auto parts store. Just tell them you want the stock thermostat, but in 180 instead of 195. If they don't have their heads up there south ends, they should be able to give you the right part. You also need the rubber seal and gasket. You MAY have to get the gasket from the pontiac dealer. They can be hard to find.
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Can't you use the seal and gasket from the stock piece?
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you dont want to reuse gaskets. Once you take a piece apart, do yourself a favor and buy new gaskets. This is a good way to keep you car properly maintained and running well. Plus the old paper gaskets can be kinda hard to get off in one piece. You may have to do some scraping.
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Use new gaskets to avoid problems w/ sealing. Thermostat'* are kind of important... If you want ideas and what is available for Bonneville'* for performance, just email me at the address in the signature below.
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Can I get a 180' thermostat at NAPA, cause that'* the only part store in my city.
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Yes, just follow the directions I posted above. Tell them you want a 180 that will fit in place of your stock 195 thermostat. Might take them a few minutes to figure it out, but they will
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i finally got a 180 in my car and another tranny cooler....when i went to do these the mechanic said 195 everytime and wasnt sure bout the 180...though he jsut put a 160 in his camero. He also tols me that 1 tranny cooler was sufficient. I wasnt sure and said i might as well do it anyway....is 1 cooler sufficient? dont alot of race cars only have 1 cooler?
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#1 Don't ever let anyone talk you out of a 180 thermostat, or into a 160 (unless you're building a strip car)

#2 The stock tranny cooler on your car is pretty small. Adding another, even if it only knocks down another 5 is a worthy investment. Heat is the enemy. We're lucky we don't have the plastic upper intake, but what we got instead (SC) is another heat generator. From my temp readings, I dropped my overall engine temps by 20-25 with the thermostat and tranny coolers. The other benefit to the tranny cooler on engine temps is that you're pre-cooling your tranny fluid BEFORE it enters the radiator for the final cooling. The Trans fluid isn't heating up your coolant as much this way, and the cooler coolant then cools the engine better. Make sense?
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