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Too cool man (long)
Posted 03 November 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 09:30 AM
in my automotive books it states that higher temperatures promote clean burning and fuel efficiency.
We put a 160 in the RX. the RX always ran at normal temp before the 160, but making laps in the field, the temp would get uncomfortably warm.
but with the 160, the temp is just a hair below the normal mark. but if left idling or running it hard, the temo will be at the normal range.
the 160 deg will allow it to open sooner, but the motor can still get to the 180 operating temp if the circumstances will allow., but will be allowed to open at a cooler temp.
but thats better than opening at 180 and allowing it to get to 200.
You should base your decision on your driving demands. Do you cruise and take it easy, or romp it and run it hard?
Posted 03 November 2003 - 09:56 AM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:11 PM
with 180's the temp gauge never goes above the bottom 1/4 of the gauge, even in the summer when it gets in the 80's.
plus you still have plenty of heat in the winter.
your car will not overheat or run too hot with a 180, AS LONG AS YOUR RADIATOR IS WORKING CORRECTLY. not clogged, etc. [not shouting], just saying the radiator is the deciding factor on overheating in my opinion. just ask edrach.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:25 PM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:53 PM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 03:00 PM
A properly running cooling system should use the 180 thermostat for daily driving. You should only put in the 165 if you are having problems keeping it cool. Or if you are using it as a Rally Car, or slower driving, it would be prudent to put in the 165.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 03:15 PM
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