Just like the title says... I have installed a 180* thermostat and I am wondering what the fans should be set at in order to take advantage of the lower temp thermostat. Thanks!
The cooler your car runs (coolant wise) the lower your combustion chamber temps will be... in turn this helps to lower the chances of detonation, and a plus is you can run a tad more timing (timing is POWER)what are the advantages of running a cooler thermostat anyway? Pardon my thread jack and my stupidity.
If your cooling system is working properly and you have a 180* thermo in the car the fans should never kick on while driving down the highway.... if it does get hot enough then you either have something wrong somewhere (thermo sticking or air pocket in the system) or you have a 192* thermo in the car.yes i have logged them. im not going to start an argument because i know u know alot more than i do, but i know for sure 100% that changing the temp that the fans kick on will make the car run hotter or cooler. ill take a pic of my SCT this morning on the way to work on the highway doing 75mph.
You may have a problem somewheres else.... 200* coolant temp when it 5* outside is definitly a sign that something is wrong.on my way to work today on the highway i was doing 70mph and my temp was 200-202* when i push the clutch it goes to 184.
i have a video with my phone too.
tomorrow ill lower the fan temp and take another video.