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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:10 pm 
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thats it it wont make the engine run cooler just makes more wear on the engine and using more fuel(obviously if its tuned for the new thermostat different story)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:18 pm 
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relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
The fact that people are going for cooler thermostats is strong evidence that the standard radiator is underdone.

In the kind of situations where the motor overheats, a cooler thermostat will do little or nothing. At 92deg both thermostats are open, and from then on there is no difference between them.



92 degrees is the opening temp not the temp when thermostat is fully open, add another 7-10 degrees before fully open. That's why the 82 degree is used by BPT performance and alot of other shops.

The Hotter thermostat was used by ford to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions by increasing combustion temps. Most cars of similar era run mid 80 degree thermostats.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:22 pm 
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biggav wrote:
thats it it wont make the engine run cooler just makes more wear on the engine and using more fuel(obviously if its tuned for the new thermostat different story)


Makes my engine run cooler in summer with the a/c on and fuel consumption did not change. Trip meter fuel consumtion values remained unchanged.

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:45 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
PWR are great radiators, but they cost a bomb(960 delivered for mine) and are NOT plug and play. They require a tonne of work and mods (7 hours for mine of cutting and grinding)to get them to fit.
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They're all ironed out now.

I have the smaller variant around $600. Plug and play, and finally no rad issues! Have had 4 radiators all different brands including natrad and they all started leaking within 18 months. For the first summer ever, I have no rad probs! 4 radiators at $220 each = $880 = PWR Radiator.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:20 pm 
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Sometimes both of my falcons run at the bottom of the normal range, if i fitted a cooler thermostat, what then?

If you run on lpg and fit an 84deg thermostat, what about freezing issues?

By-the-by i noticed the AU thermostat is a whisker cooler, 91deg.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:26 pm 
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Have had 4 radiators all different brands including natrad and they all started leaking within 18 months. For the first summer ever, I have no rad probs! 4 radiators at $220 each = $880 = PWR Radiator.

Sheesh, i'm glad i fully cleaned and re-assembled my original one, still going strong now 16 years old.

 

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