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Re: thermostat

From: Tom Green <tlgreen2_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 07:43:22 -0800 (PST)

Personally I like the 195 if you have a low compression motor ( less
than 9.5 to 1). I would avoid the 160 in other than high compression (
read race) engines. I made less horsepower with the 160 in place. It
also caused me to overheat ( long explanation which I will spare you)
Tom
--- RSanJuan_at_aol.com wrote:
> Laddle,
>
> I've been using a 180 degree thermostat in my EB for the past year
> and it
> seems to be a good mix for both winter and summer. The 180 is
> recommended in
> my 74 manual as the "medium" t-stat. You could switch to a 190 or
> 195 in the
> winter if you want your motor to run a bit warmer. Don't bother with
> a 160
> for the summer though, as it will remain open most of the time, and
> doesn't
> allow the coolant enough time to cool within the radiator.
>
> Just my $0.02
> Ralph SanJuan
> 74 Soft-top/302/C4/PS/PB/AC/6xRancho 9000's
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