|11-02-2012 05:57 PM|
This is because if the engine coolant doesn't get hot enough the engine will never rid itself of the moisture that condenses inside the engine. This moisture combines w/the motor oil and w/byproducts of combustion to form sludge and will become acidic enough to even damage bearings if left uncorrected.
|11-02-2012 02:39 PM|
Here is a good thermostat to use. EMP Stewart High Performance Thermostats 301 - SummitRacing.com. Here is another by Mr. Gasket Mr. Gasket High Performance Thermostats 4364 - SummitRacing.com
|11-02-2012 01:05 PM|
|joe_padavano||Don't suppose you tested the old thermostat when you pulled it out, did you? Most likely the t-stat was bad, thus the overheating problem. Get a new, quality t-stat. I've had brand new Chinesium t-stats that were bad out of the box.|
|11-02-2012 12:50 PM|
|vinniekq2||you can use a restrictor instead of a thermostat|
|11-02-2012 12:23 PM|
|Adam65||No. Put a thermostat back in.|
|11-02-2012 12:16 PM|
I've had so much trouble with my 36 Ford over heating that i removed the thermostat and it runs perfect now. My engine is a 350 Chevy crate. Since i removed it (now that winter is here) the temperature runs about 140 degrees.
My question ......is it OK to run at 140 VS the usual 190 degree