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Originally Posted by GotStroke?
BuilderBill among others have verified a .2 gain in back to back testing at the drag strip with a 176* stat. The PCM doesn't pull as much timing with a cooler motor which translates into more power.
After my overheating experience, I'm thinking of staying with the stock t-stat and not putting the 180° back in. I'm convinced that the extra pressure created by the aftermarket t-stat caused the problem. 2 tenths isn't worth being stranded by the side of the road, IMO.
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