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Old 11-18-2005, 09:07 AM
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i read on here before that it was better to run without a thermostat (gutted one) because it runs cooler and wont over heat.. i tried it on my SBC and yeah it does run cooler and takes forever to reach operating temp. never over heated, just wasnt able to get warmed up. cold engine = more wear. i dont see the point, so i installed a 180-190 stat and it stays constantly at 190 degrees after its warm wich doesnt take to long.

i will always run a thermostat now.

If you are going to run without one and have your car run cold and create more wear, the same time why not use some real cheap low grade no name motor oil

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Originally Posted by Tech @ BG
Dirt Car 18,

Actually the water temp was up about 35 degrees, as was the block temp (via infared after a run) and oil temp up almost 25 degrees if I remember correctly I'll have to double check my notes. As soon as I put it back in everything went back to normal. In my mind that's telling me I was hotter.
with no restriction even withe pressure the rapid flow would likely act as a syphen and creat spots of air or steam in the engine causing hot spots and many other problems down the lake.with raw watter cooling ther ar many differences than a radiator, the angle of the engine .watercooled exaust versus dry. in versus out of watter flowetce. cliff
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