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Thermostat Temp

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jamesgrammer
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Thermostat Temp

Post by jamesgrammer » September 10th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Why would you want a 180 or 190 thermostat vs. a 160, wouldn't lower be better, why and or why not?

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Re: Thermostat Temp

Post by SkylinesSuck » September 10th, 2017, 5:40 pm

On a fuel injected motor the ECU will see the low temp and set air/fuel ratios and timing accordingly which probably wouldn't be ideal for fuel consumption or power. If you could tune for it though, it could help a bit. I run 180* stat with no noticeable effect.

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