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Thermostat or no stat

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by v8killer, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. v8killer

    v8killer Member

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    Since the lsvtec/turbo is all hybrid , could someone give me an idea of
    what temperature thermostat should be used. Im currently not running
    one at all , and having a little trouble making any temperature at all
    during our cold weather.
    thanks
     
  2. NoJokE

    NoJokE Senior Member

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    You should definitely get a thermostat in there. Get a stock one for an LS at your local auto parts store.
     
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    you can also get a lower temp thermo from your local auto store also, just as a option
     
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    thanks guys , I had one from my old typr r motor , it put me at 160f to
    175 degrees , depending on how hard i run it.
    thanks.
     
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    I know your problem is already solved, but I would ALWAYS run a thermostat in a vehicle. There are certain components that work at certain temperature ranges...
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Thats not advisable. Even though its' turbocharged the engine is built to run at max efficiency at a set temperature, lowering that temp will not keep the car as efficient.
     
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    my statement was intended to be another suitable option, I ran a lower temp thermostat for over a year in florida humidity, and had no problems, ran just fine if not a little better.
     
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