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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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t stat question

i am still a newbie..what exactly does the t stat do, i asked the guy at auto zone but got an indifferent answer didnt seem confident with it. just wanted to see what you guys thought. what benefits would i see with it and does it work best with any other mods...once again thanks for your patience with my newbie question.

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good read. i should have been more specific, what does a 180 tstat do. i see a lot of people have them on here..does it increase hp by running at a cooler temperature, run more efficient?? thanks in advance
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The theory is that the lower thermostat causes the motor to run cooler which results in more hp freed up.

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Our engines do run stronger when running cooler. When I raced mine at the dragstrip I picked up about .2 when temp guage was at 185* as opposed to 215*
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What about taking the t-stat out all together?
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What about taking the t-stat out all together?
No, because then the coolant never has any downtime in the radiator to dissipate heat.
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Bottom line here is that cooler air is denser air and that is the secret.The denser the air the more punch we get when the fuel and the air mix in a cylinder and thus more Horse Power.Good Luck
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