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ls1 2001 thermostat shim/ cooler engine

This is a discussion on ls1 2001 thermostat shim/ cooler engine within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; looks like this mod got lost in the internet black hole.... if anybody has information, i'd like to learn more ...

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    ls1 2001 thermostat shim/ cooler engine

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    if anybody has information, i'd like to learn more on how to perform this so that my engine will run cooler. right now the thermometer is stuck at 210 for a 2001 ws6 firebird.

    thanks!!

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    i hear that the factory gauges do not really give an accurate reading anyways, and mine is always around 200 in the city driving

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    yea mine sits at about 200 also, rose to 210 after sitting on the freeway for 2 hours and thats the 1st time i have ever seen it go that high.

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    This? http://www.ls1camaro.net/sections.ph...ticle&artid=19 The '01 cars supposedly already have a 180 according to the owners manual. As stated the '99 and up gauges aren't accurate - I have a 160 with the fans set at 184/175 and 194/185 and gauge still reads the same.

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    My 00 ss runs at 210 degrees in traffic or riding down the freeway. It never goes above or below that. I want to change to a 160 degree thermostat. Every time I do something to it it throughs a ses light.

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    My thoughts on lower tstats in hot weather - once open they won't close until the car cools off - get a manual switch, or reprogram the fans. A lower tstat shouldn't throw a SES light.

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    I was in the desert last month in 105-110 degree air temps. and my cars temp gauge stayed below 200*. The high speed fan got a good work out. The stock set-up has the car operating at a max of 215* and the with the tuner and 160* t-stat it keeps it down to around 190*.

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