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performace thermostat ??

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by xchipx, Aug 22, 2008.

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    Any point in using any of these in a performance based b16a1? or are they just a gimmick ? Best off using oem ?
    regards
    mark
     
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    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    What do you mean by 'performance'? A thermostat that opens sooner?

    Be a little more specific, or post the link that you saw this product on.
     
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    if you wont it to stay cooler just take it all the way out lol, other than that not worth it to me id just use oem
     
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    Running a colder than stock thermostat is a bad idea for a number of reasons. For one, your ecu determines if your car is in warm up mode by the coolant temp. By running the coolant colder than it should, your car will always be running in warmup mode, which dumps in fuel and changes timing. It is just a recipe for less performance and poor mileage.

    Second, it will make your car take forever to warm up, especially in the winter.

    I say all of this from experience. I used to run a jrsc 160 degree thermostat on my setup and it caused all the problems I just described.
     
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