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 Post subject: Thermostat
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:09 pm 
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I have no thermostat in my intake and I have heard Ineed to put a washer in to keep the water from flowing through so fast and not let it heat up as much through the engine. . has anyone ever heard of this. Supposed to keep it in the radiator longer. :?: :econfused
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 Post subject: Re: Thermostat
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:44 pm 
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I just gut the center out of an old thermostat. I try it without one first though, to see if it's necessary...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:19 pm 
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It is a old school thing. It is to restrict water flow. as mytmouz says you can try that. but watch your temperature.

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Hmmmm, it gets hot now without one completely

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Water flows to fast without at least a restricter and i strongly advise a t-stat to keep motor at even temp.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:47 pm 
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In addition to water flow speed, you need to have the restrictor or T stadt to build pressure to help with cooling.

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just use a regular 160 Tstat, and drill 2 1/4 holes in it.

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Gotcha, will do

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Do not use a 160*. Use a 190*. Engine will make more power. On all of our race engines we try to maintain 190 - 200*. This has also been evident on the dynos, engine and chassis. Also ideal oil temp is in the 200 -220* range.
Drilling the holes will help if the stadt should fail to open.

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