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Low temperature thermostats

Post by Spunkster » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:25 pm

We do not recommend the use of low temperature thermostats, as this causes tuning problems since the ECU still thinks the engine is still warming up.

For those who think low temperature thermostats stop their engines over-heating - what is the difference between a 160 degree thermostat and 178 degree (stock) thermostat when the coolant is 185 degrees, and both thermostats are fully open?

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Post by 2rotormotor » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:00 am

the 160 opens up sooner and closes later. There is a difference. thats why they have different temperature ratings. If not they would all be the same.

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Post by Hondata » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:34 am

The point is, if your engine is overheating, a low temperature thermostat will make no difference.
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