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Old 11-02-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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What are the benefits of a 180 degree thermostat?

Ok, since theres such thing as a 180 degree thermostat, and i have to replace my inlet hose saturday, what can i expect from installing a 180 degree thermostat? and I should be able to pick up one from local autoparts store, correct?


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Old 11-02-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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All is does is allow coolant to flow earlier than the stock temp(not sure what it is). So now when your coolant reaches 180degrees your thermostat will open up.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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is it beneficial? i mean, is it good/ im ignorant to this area ofg my car. im trying to learn more.
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Yes its good if you use your Focus for performance

With a lower thurmostat you will also need the fans to come on ealier to help keep the temps cooler

Lower engine temps mean lower chance of deto and more performance

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so, if i were to purchase a fluidyne radiator, and samco sport hoses, and the 180 degree temp, and make the fans come on earlier, im good?
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I'm glad you brought this up silver, I've always been a little confused on the pros/cons of a different thermostat. I guess that's because I've never asked.
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so, if i were to purchase a fluidyne radiator, and samco sport hoses, and the 180 degree temp, and make the fans come on earlier, im good?
I have the PWR radiator, FAL dual fans and a 180 degree thermostat. My temp hovers around 200 or so.

180 degree thermostat all by itself will do nothing for you on hot running days. However if your fans come on earlier, and your radiator is up to the task, your overall temps could definately stay cooler which is good for performance. Will you see HP gains? No

But for hard core driving (track), it's a huge benefit!
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what does stock svt normally float around?
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It depends. I "believe" it's around 210-220 under load. When I added the turbo it just made sense for me. For track use, it DEFINATELY makes sense, as I've sent my needles in to the red on multiple occasions while on track. For street use on an NA car? Not a huge help, however it wont hurt either.
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i was thinking that, the FAl dual fans, fluidyne radiator, and samco silicone hoses..i mean, seriously, i could drop temp like 30 degrees, and if im running a short ram intake, yeah, it wont help alot, but it will look good, and it will help the car as a whole.
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