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Old 08-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #11
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The thermostat just lets the engine start cooling sooner and it'll run at a lower temperature in certain conditions.
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........ im aware of that but but its only 10 degrees so my question is what is the big deal? it doesnt seem like it would make that big of a difference. buuuuuut whatever, dunno why i even asked about that. hell ive been running a colder tstat for years lol
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It isnt just a 10 deg drop in water temps , its more like 25-30 as the Focus all stock can cruise at 225-240 deg add a 180 thermostat in and lower fan settings you will drop to 190 to 200 , thats a 35-50 deg that can be seen

Take the very popular 2002-2004 ECU code LFQ0 the fans are not set to come on till
Low speed 232
High speed 246

Lower water temps means lower Cyl temps = more performance , less chance of spk knock etc etc

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ah ok so it isnt just the t-stat its the combo of that and a tune. i didnt think just the t-stat along would make that giant of a difference.
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