My water pump shat itself a couple of weeks ago, when it got replaced i also had a 170 degree thermostat installed as i was going to get the car tuned and it was recommended that I may as well do the thermostat to go with the tune.
Anyway, shit has happened and i haven't got the money for the edit to be done for a while. What effect does the colder thermo have on a stock engine, what about a tuned one??
Its a mod that I dont hear much about and just wanted some more info on it. Car seems to run the same as before but im not liking the fact it takes longer to warm up...surely that cant be a good thing...also noticed it will run cooler at cruising speed, but will still run at the normal stock LS1 temp in city/hot driving...
170degree??? im guessing thats in degrees F, which means its about 76C...
Hmmm, I cant see any reason to change your thermostat when your getting a street tune, unless your tuner specifies it. I certainly haven't... As for effects, other than taking longer to get to operating temp esp in winter, it will effect your heater as your coolant is not as hot. Can't see it doing any damage to the motor though.
I didn't spec the thermo mate, my water pump died and the tuner threw it in there for free...i guess he knows what he's doing...i just haven't heard much about it as a mod and wanted to find out more, cheers mate
Also yeah its fahrenheit
Your tuner would just have to set the thermo fans to come on sooner. Advantages are that you can put a few more deg of timing in the tune, Cooler intake temps etc.
I got to do mine soon aswell, probably go for the 160 deg thermostat, anyone know where to get them cheap?
I think you might have to get one from the states mate. Im pretty sure GM Motorsport do the 170, maybe give them a call to see if they can do the 160 as well.
Here's one I found on Amazon for 14 bucks US:
Ill keep searching, i need the whole housing as its a VT