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Old 08-26-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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KR is bad and I wanna kill it with some COOLNESS. Ok that was lame.

But anyway...how large of holes are recommended to drill into the t-stat and how far out? I think I'll do 2 at the MAX because of how cold it gets here in the winter.
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1/16" diameter, 2 holes, evenly spaced on the rim from the inside edge to the outside. This should leave the holes unblocked by the rubber seal. Or just install the rubber seal, and go inside of that diameter. Directly across from each other, so the flow isn't pushing up one edge of the stat when it'* closed.

De-burr the holes, top and bottom with a slightly larger drill bit, then rinse it well.
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KR is bad and I wanna kill it with some COOLNESS. Ok that was lame.

But anyway...how large of holes are recommended to drill into the t-stat and how far out? I think I'll do 2 at the MAX because of how cold it gets here in the winter.
I kept the stocker for winter months
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wouldnt a 160 be more effective than a drilled 180 though?
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No. On most cars, a 160 will never let the car warm up. A 180 will still open fully at 180, but it just takes a bit longer to get there.
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