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GRTWallbanger
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted April 30, 2005 01:03 PM  
How do you guys feel about runnging thermastats?I got a 180* but am nervous about putting it in.

dirtslinger66
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted April 30, 2005 01:05 PM  
I have always ran one but I run alchol

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted April 30, 2005 01:29 PM  
Weve had several motors we ran T-stats in and when the season gets to the end (In Florida we race until Dec) We put one in to hep warm it up.

GRTWallbanger
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted April 30, 2005 02:32 PM  
Do you run a 180* or should get a 160*

dirtslinger66
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted April 30, 2005 09:42 PM  
Irun a 180 and I always buy the high flow racing ones.

showtime13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted May 01, 2005 06:45 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by GRTWallbanger:
Do you run a 180* or should get a 160*

We have always ran a 160 stat. with Alky and then we drill two 1/8" holes across from each other right on the outside edge on the flat part of the stat. but on gas we have ran a restricter with a 5/8" hole.never had problems.

Hope this helps

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted May 01, 2005 07:49 AM  
we are running a 180, If your running alky you shouldnt have a problem.
The thing is how cold it is, with out one you wont get up to temp.

orange2mod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted May 01, 2005 09:17 AM  
We run alky and a 180 stat and come in from the race at 181. Drill a 1/8" hole in the flat part to help purge the air. Should work fine.

dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted May 02, 2005 09:19 AM  
We tried a 160 at the beginning of the year and still had to put something in front of the radiator to get it hot enough to take out on the track. I was a little nervous at first as we had a few heat related issues last year, but I put the 180 in and same as OrangeMod...come in around 185 or so after the feature. Engine builder even mentioned going up to 190, but 180 gives a little insurance. We are on alky.

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