Temperature Question

SonicStang

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My gauge usually shows 200-210°F coolant temperature with the stock 195°F thermostat. So I installed a 180°F-Thermostat today.

The temp is still 210°F max. What's wrong? :dunno:
 

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unless you have a hand held tuner it will still reach that temperature. You need to adjust the temp where the fan kicks in. The 180 t stat will just delay the time it gets there. You will notice it when it is cooler out.
 

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Me too... Sometimes it runs cooler, but sometimes it runs the same as before the swap.
 

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The modulars run hot!

mine was usually toward the top of the scale in the summer.

best way to correct it is a better radiator, the stock one is pretty thin.
 

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Might help some when it's sitting or running normal. I'd think when it's running hot, the fan's already on, so it won't help you there.
 

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you need to have your fans set to turn on earlier when installing a cooler tstat...this can be done with a handheld tuner.
 

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