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Old 08-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Reducing engine temps?

Hey, I was wondering how I would go about reducing my engine temps. Ever since i got my stage 1 turbo(for my 03 2.3 l duratec) my engine seems to take forever to cool down, i know the turbo uses the exhaust to blow the air to the engine in all, but damn is it hot under the hood. Anyways i was looking for some methods of reducing my engine temps. I plan on buying the stage 2 kit with intercooler, i know that will help. What else is there out there that can help me besides wrapping the turbo mani? Any help would be appreciated. Would an oil cooler kit be wise to invest in?

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Old 08-22-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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You could buy a cooler thermostat. I did that and it helped a little bit.
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i would buy an oil cooler. my car came with one stock. a lower thermostat is a good way too. they definitely helps keep the engine cooler, but the engine bay is still pretty hot. the only way you are going to keep the temps in the engine bay down is to shield or wrap stuff.
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just do a hood delete. that would deffinatly help wit the heat problem. jj. you could try to put a few washers on the back side of the hood so that the back side sticks up a little bit to let the air out.
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interesting about lifting the hood a bit, thanks. Where can i get a cooler thermostat? Are they all the same for the focus?? Thanks again all. Ill send a few rep points to each of ya.
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is yours a dura or a zetec? i think the zetecs can run the thermostat out of a contour. not sure about the dura's tho
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interesting about lifting the hood a bit, thanks. Where can i get a cooler thermostat? Are they all the same for the focus?? Thanks again all. Ill send a few rep points to each of ya.
Check out CFM

The have 180 thermo for $15 or so....
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i heard water wetter helps too
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Funny you mentioned the water wetter, lol, i was just on focussport website earlier and saw that.
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yea wetter water i actually have some purple ice to put in mine. royal puprles version of the wetter water.
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