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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:27 am 
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What's all this I hear about getting more power out of simply changing the thermostat? Does anyone have an educated opinion on this?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:15 am 
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well you can't get more power from just changeing the thermostat.

what you do get is either it will open sooner meaning it will run cooler or open later meaning it will run a bit warmer...but as for power gains thats just plain BS.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:25 am 
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Surely a cooler engine would make more power even if its not quanitfiable. :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:26 am 
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colder engine more fuel,,if that equates to more power then go for it,you must remember that if the sensors detect the engine is running colder than it should then it just adds more fuel,,,thats where the so called power comes from to the detriment of fuel economy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Thermostat question
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:45 pm 
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metasaiah wrote:
What's all this I hear about getting more power out of simply changing the thermostat? Does anyone have an educated opinion on this?


i think you are refering to the ebay scam of adding a resistor to the water temp sensor to trick the ecu into the belief that the engine is running cold and so runs a richer mixture
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Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:26 am 
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hotter engines should vaporise the fuel a little better and give a bit better bang. i know i have a lot more spunk in my car once its warm

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:29 am 
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hotter engines should vaporise the fuel a little better and give a bit better bang. i know i have a lot more spunk in my car once its warm
yep true. eBay crap is just a scam

 

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