This is a discussion on Thermostat? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hey guys, I just installed a K&N CAI on my car, and was wondering if I should get a 160* ...
02-22-2007, 07:37 PM #1
Hey guys, I just installed a K&N CAI on my car, and was wondering if I should get a 160* thermostat? I went to go purchase one yesterday, but the guy at auto zone said I didn't want that for my car.. I asked him why not, and he told me that my engine will actually run hotter by not letting the coolant cool down before cooling the engine.. He said it would be close to not running a thermostat at all... So I didn't buy it, and thought I would ask you guys first...1995 Formula M6- Red... Throttle body airfoil, K & N FIPK2, TB bypass
02-23-2007, 04:25 AM #2
even though they have that wonderful 'performance' aisle, they aren't a performance store. i run the vinci 170* thermostat and housing. my car doesn't run hotter because of it.
02-23-2007, 05:30 AM #3
Wow! That's a new one in the annals of misinformation. Kind of scary when you can't get good, basic guidance in an auto parts store.
02-23-2007, 06:35 AM #4
Actually, he's not totally wrong though. Unless you modify the fans on/off settings there's really no sense in getting a 160 stat.
02-23-2007, 06:54 AM #5
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I agree, just leave it alone unless you plan on changing programming or adding switches.
02-23-2007, 09:38 AM #6
Yea, I don't have a programmer to change the fans, so I guess i'll leave it alone until I get one.. Thnx alot for your input guys!!
02-23-2007, 09:47 AM #7
Regardless, it wouldn't get hotter. Not sure what physical principle that's built on.
02-23-2007, 10:00 AM #8
I thought the cooler t-stat just opens up sooner than the stocker. Therefore, keeping the engine cooler at a cooler temp.
02-23-2007, 10:09 AM #9
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