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Old 05-30-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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I am thinking about replacing my thermostat with high quality and 160 degree one. Do you guys recommend it ? i live in NC, so its mostly hot, and i rarely drive that car in the winter anyway.

I also can't find it anywhere, where would i go about finding one that fits and comes with the gasket .

My thermostat isn't bad, but i just want one that runs cooler.

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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In my experience modern cars run better with the correct temp stat in them, the PCM is looking for the higher temps when it's adjusting fuel, spark etc.

I doubt it could hurt to try a 160 but I'm not sure there will be any benefit.

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don't. modern engines are meant to run hotter. don't mess with the thermostat temp just because you think it's a keen thing to do. if you're not overheating you have no problem.
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don't. modern engines are meant to run hotter. don't mess with the thermostat temp just because you think it's a keen thing to do. if you're not overheating you have no problem.
sounds good, cause iam running 200 to 210 in traffic with the AC off, about 190 while moving .
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I have a 160, because that is what whipple ships with their HO kit or did. You aren't really going to run cooler unless you change your fan settings. Have your high speed fan come on at 190-195. I think mine is set at 190, so my head temps never get much over 200. My car normally runs 180-190 whiling moving, 170's if it's cool out. It never stays at 160, even when it's in the 30's outside.

A stock motor will hit 220 before the high speed fan cools it back down. Probably runs more efficiently at that temp or reduces emissions. It most certainly reduces power.

What oil are you using?
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I am thinking about replacing my thermostat with high quality and 160 degree one. Do you guys recommend it ? i live in NC, so its mostly hot, and i rarely drive that car in the winter anyway.

I also can't find it anywhere, where would i go about finding one that fits and comes with the gasket .

My thermostat isn't bad, but i just want one that runs cooler.

Thanks !
I'm surprised you don't have one already. It's pretty standard with FI to put in the lower temp thermostat. There maybe some tuning that need to be changed with the fans, adjusting high speed and low speed fans, but they can be adjusted with a handheld.

The purpose of the 160 is it helps prevent detonation, don't know why, but it does.

With my turbo and my KB, both came with low temp thermostats. Sure you don't have one already?
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This is the one I'm looking to get in a few weeks.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/reische-p...oboost/p/RT50/
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What oil are you using?
Royal purple 5w-30
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. Sure you don't have one already?
I never replaced it, and iam pretty sure the guys who installed my procharger didn't either
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:42 AM   #10
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I am surprised they don't have it at amaerican muscle
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