Originally Posted by kirkschopped67
You said; running without a t-stat in a BIG NO NO. I believe what you are saying; but what effect does it have in the end. I know now it can not be good. I am just trying to learn.
the T stat does two functions
1. it gets engine up to operating temp faster
2.it also acts as a restrictor of sorts.
if coolant flows too fast it wont absorb the heat effectivly.
you can also have a faulty thermostat.
I cant remember how many I took back for not opening all the way.
I would test it in boling water to see if it opens fully.
but i suspect that your fans dont have a good shroud.
but alas ol DAWG knows where to get good one fairly cheap.
check them out here.