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Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 1965tripleblack View Post
ASSUMING that the cooling system has the heat rejection capacity to pull the coolant temp down to 160 degrees or less, what would be the advantages/disadvantages of a 160 versus a 180 thermostat?
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with a 160 t stat your engine and oil wears out faster but its a hair more detonation resistant... until your ring seal is shot from bad oil and a worn block.

Of course if your engine is built to run at 160 or even cooler you can mitigate the wear and oil problems.
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