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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:18 pm 
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just trying to guage what temp thermo's ppl are running.

ive gone for the stock 91* and i know that the 71* is way not right for the i6. but how many of you have an 81*? theres been a little bit of debate about it, but not much.

Mr. radiator man swears black and blue that 81* is spot on for a falcon

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:28 pm 
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I use the 81* in bothe my I6s. Heaters work well, but the ute runs a little warm when its real hot and the aircon is on.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:38 pm 
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I had the 81° in mine but the car wouldnt warm up right and made it run 2L/100km richer. So i put a 91° in and its perfect.

As for the ute im going to take it out cause it does s**t all. The car over heats so it may keep it cooler.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:46 pm 
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If I recall, the std t'stat for a 4.0/3.9 is 92dgs. The XF had 88dgs.
Nearly all engines today run a 92/93dgs t'stat, except those that have the t'stat mounted lower down, eg: 1HZ Toyota, 3SFE/5SFE Toyota.
Anyway, that temp of 92/93dgs is the temp at which the fuel will be most benificial to power and economy and emissions.
The days of having 71/81/82/88 dgs t'stats has long past, for the modern vehicle.
I still run a 92dgs in my 88EA, and have no overheating probs, it was 38dgs here yesterday, only got to half way on the guage.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:52 pm 
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If I recall, the std t'stat for a 4.0/3.9 is 92dgs. The XF had 88dgs.
Nearly all engines today run a 92/93dgs t'stat, except those that have the t'stat mounted lower down, eg: 1HZ Toyota, 3SFE/5SFE Toyota.
Anyway, that temp of 92/93dgs is the temp at which the fuel will be most benificial to power and economy and emissions.
The days of having 71/81/82/88 dgs t'stats has long past, for the modern vehicle.
I still run a 92dgs in my 88EA, and have no overheating probs, it was 38dgs here yesterday, only got to half way on the guage.


I agree, I always ran a 92º thermostat in both my EA and my EL neither of them had overheating problems, because I always looked after the rest of the cooling system. IMO running a colder thermostat is nothing more than a bandaid solution to a real problem.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:57 pm 
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cjh wrote:
If I recall, the std t'stat for a 4.0/3.9 is 92dgs. The XF had 88dgs.
Nearly all engines today run a 92/93dgs t'stat, except those that have the t'stat mounted lower down, eg: 1HZ Toyota, 3SFE/5SFE Toyota.
Anyway, that temp of 92/93dgs is the temp at which the fuel will be most benificial to power and economy and emissions.
The days of having 71/81/82/88 dgs t'stats has long past, for the modern vehicle.
I still run a 92dgs in my 88EA, and have no overheating probs, it was 38dgs here yesterday, only got to half way on the guage.


I agree, I always ran a 92º thermostat in both my EA and my EL neither of them had overheating problems, because I always looked after the rest of the cooling system. IMO running a colder thermostat is nothing more than a bandaid solution to a real problem.



Exactly, if its overheating, there's a problem, colder or no t'stat is a bandaid as previously stated.

 

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na, its not over heating. the radiator man said headgaskets and all the other alloys in the block warp because they get too hot.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:19 pm 
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So, whats he saying, that alloy's no good for cyl heads??? Rrriiiiigghht.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:31 pm 
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god theres been like 5 threads in the last fortnight on this s**t!

 

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yeah, most of them mine!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Im running a 77 deg thermostat. Car is on gas so I dont notice an increase in fuel consumption.
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Mitch_ wrote:
god theres been like 5 threads in the last fortnight on this s**t!


'Tis the season for overheating! That's why.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Mitch_ wrote:
god theres been like 5 threads in the last fortnight on this s**t!


season for cold start/running rich isn't to far away. hopefully they will be more then 5 threads on that problem.

 

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god theres been like 5 threads in the last fortnight on this s**t!

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