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This is a discussion on thermostat 160 degree within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am sorry if this was posted earlier I had a comptuer glitch. I was wondering if when I change ...

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    Unhappy thermostat 160 degree

    I am sorry if this was posted earlier I had a comptuer glitch. I was wondering if when I change my thermostat do I have to do anything else . I have a predator programmer . Do I have to change anything in that or is it as simple as swapping it out and what will be the hp difference if any? I really do apologize for the double post.
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    Probably no HP difference.
    You probably want to lower the temp. your fans kick on though with that thermostat.

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    so can I just switch it out and is it a good idea by the way thanx for the quick reply

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    Opinions vary.

    I have one. My fans are also set to turn on when the thermostat opens at 160 degrees.
    Some say they are pretty pointless on the LS1 since it cools so well. I have heard they stay too cool. Maybe just have your fans set to kick on lower and keep the stock thermostat.

    You have options. I have an iron block in my car, so anything to help it stay cooler I will do.
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    thank you

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    Get a 180 degree thermastat. Cooler temps squeeze out a horse or two ,but you dont want it to cold or it might crack your block if you gun it and your engine is not properly heated up. The lower temp also gives longer engine life. Thermastats are also very cheap.

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    thanx alot

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    ^u dont need ne thing else, cept extra coolant, since its all gonna come out when u take off ur thermostat... also make sure u dont over torque that shit when u put it on, cuz u'll break it

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