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Old 07-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Question Thermostat question

Ok so I have been looking for a cool thermostat for my car and ive called everyone even the dealer. Seems the dealer is the only one who can even get one. Does anyone make a cooler thermostat for the V6's?? If not what can I do to drop the temp a little?
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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I would like to know this too....

Edit: If they can make cooler ones for the v8 and doesnt cost a lot my thinking would be they could make them
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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The dealer wants like 75 bucks for the stock one. it comes with the whole housing.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Pfft f*ck that if you want a stock one I bet Rockauto has them for cheaper. An aftermarket thermostat for my dads zo6 is 30$ even though its a little different
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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I wonder how bad it would be to just do away with it? I run my motorcycle with out one and it runs alot cooler going down the road and never hits above 220 in traffic. Its a high compression motor as well 13.5:1
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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I wonder how bad it would be to just do away with it? I run my motorcycle with out one and it runs alot cooler going down the road and never hits above 220 in traffic. Its a high compression motor as well 13.5:1
you do that to this car and you will be !!!
motorcycle is/can be air cooled
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
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There are no cooler ones available yet that we have found.....and the cost is not the issue, it is app 3 hours of work on a lift to change it. It mounts to the rear of the engine block up against the firewall/trans tunnel.
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There are no cooler ones available yet that we have found.....and the cost is not the issue, it is app 3 hours of work on a lift to change it. It mounts to the rear of the engine block up against the firewall/trans tunnel.
Ya because thats where I would put it!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Ok so I have been looking for a cool thermostat for my car and ive called everyone even the dealer. Seems the dealer is the only one who can even get one. Does anyone make a cooler thermostat for the V6's?? If not what can I do to drop the temp a little?

why?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #10
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cooler motor runs better.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:49 AM   #11
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cooler motor runs better.

Most engines do, however, this engine likes it hot with cold air coming in. This has been proven by a few on the dyno, each pull produced more HP as the engine continued to get hotter.

I would not look to change to a cooler thermostat.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #12
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This... and a cooler engine = more ring gap = less compression.

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Most engines do, however, this engine likes it hot with cold air coming in. This has been proven by a few on the dyno, each pull produced more HP as the engine continued to get hotter.

I would not look to change to a cooler thermostat.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #13
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I wouldn't mess around with it. Engines, particularly today's engines with their much tighter tolerances, are designed to run at specific temperatures, both in terms of performance, and wear. That's why they have thermostats to begin with.

You certainly don't want to take it out entirely. That'll eventually screw a lot of stuff up and cause premature wear, particularly if it stays so cold, it never goes into closed loop.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #14
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I wouldn't mess around with it. Engines, particularly today's engines with their much tighter tolerances, are designed to run at specific temperatures, both in terms of performance, and wear. That's why they have thermostats to begin with.

You certainly don't want to take it out entirely. That'll eventually screw a lot of stuff up and cause premature wear, particularly if it stays so cold, it never goes into closed loop.
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