This is a discussion on Thermostat blues within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just wondering if my assumption is correct. My car was tuned with a stock thermostat. So I take it upon ...
05-16-2009, 02:55 PM #1
Just wondering if my assumption is correct.
My car was tuned with a stock thermostat.
So I take it upon myself to install a 160 thermo for the summer . and drive it for a week or so and seem to notice terrible gas mileage, loss of power , and a seemingly over rich condition at an idle .
I am sure that it is because the engine is not reaching normal operating temp.
So I remove the thermostat and install a new 187 deg thermostat, and bingo it fixed it.
I think the engine would have been more forgiving of the colder thermostat if I hadn't been running a colder NGK TR6 spark plug for the nitrous .
Does anyone agree or am I just crazy.
05-16-2009, 05:05 PM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Mansfield, PA
Black & Blue
- '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban
I'll let someone else tackle the "running bad" issue. The only thing I will note is that when installing a cooler thermostat you also want to reprogram your fan settings to come on sooner. Even with a 160 stat you should be ok as the engine will actually run warmer than that. With my 180 thermostat, and reprogrammed fans, I see a range of 185 to 192 degrees depending upon engine load.
05-18-2009, 07:40 AM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- 2000 CAMARO SS #3821
I think your 160 would have ran around 180 because nobody on here has ever had a 160 actually run down that low. maybe you had a bad stat?
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By Ed Blown Vert in forum Camaro / SSReplies: 0Last Post: 01-23-2009, 06:30 PM
By Ponti-MANIac in forum External EngineReplies: 26Last Post: 07-21-2008, 07:32 PM
By SStriker in forum External EngineReplies: 3Last Post: 07-10-2007, 08:20 PM
By Ed Blown Vert in forum AAG ArchivesReplies: 13110Last Post: 01-01-2007, 08:48 AM
By 5150 in forum Camaro / SSReplies: 5Last Post: 09-15-2005, 07:33 PM