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Low temp Thermostat: Fact or Fiction?

This is a discussion on Low temp Thermostat: Fact or Fiction? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Yeah, 160 stat and cooler fan settings goes together like peanut butter and jelly....

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    Yeah, 160 stat and cooler fan settings goes together like peanut butter and jelly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag42420 View Post
    Even if the gain is 2 RWHP (which is typical for dyno results I've seen posted on LS1 sites), you figure it's 2 HP and dollar per HP it's very reasonable. Consider the air box lids that add about 10 HP for $100. That's $10 per HP. If a 160 thermostat would give you 2 HP for $5, that's only about $2.50 per HP. It all adds up at the rear wheels, like porting or anything else.

    where the hell can you get a new thermostat for $5?! The cheapest I've seen them is like $50.

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    Wow. I'm used to buying parts for my 87 & 88 SS Montes. Thermostats for them are $4. I just checked with Autozone and Advance, and they list the thermostat(s) for my 02 WS6 at $20-30. Still, the principle is the same. It all adds up at the rear wheels.

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    It looks like it's in a housing for an LS1? That's probably the difference.

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    As many people that still ask this ? there is some good detailed info in this thread for those that don't know.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post


    As many people that still ask this ? there is some good detailed info in this thread for those that don't know.

    Nothing better to do than find old threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post

    Nothing better to do than find old threads?
    I was looking for Sarge's hour meter thread to place a few more on order and ended up finding some I figured should be brought back for all the kids that ask the same ?'s we have already covered.

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