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 Post subject: I think my cooling issues may be over :)
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Well, pulled the rad out today. went to get it rodded at natrad, when i went to pick it up they had found some leaks..

so ended up with a new radiator.. the guy gave me trade price so it onyl set me back $181

next step, in with a new 2 stage 77 degree thermostat.

gave the block a good flush out and reassemble.

add distilled water and redline water wetter.. and..

only been on a 5-10 min drive. but the diagnostics reports temperature over that period found its way only between 77-85 degrees :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: I think my cooling issues may be over :)
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
next step, in with a new 2 stage 77 degree thermostat.


Why do you want it that low? With such a low temp thermostat the ECU will run the engine rich.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:55 pm 
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it seems to be alright to me, cruzing on the freeway it sits on about 83 degrees. thrashing it around local streets i managed to get it to 95 degrees.

ill see how it goes, normal driving it appears to sit around the 85 degree range.. about on the L in normal.

ive kept my other thermostat, so if it causes trouble in winter i will swap back or if i have economy issues, ive been told the warmup mode ends about 75 degrees or something

 

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