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What is the best fan temperature with a 160 thermostat

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i am planning to install 160 stat since it is so hot here in my area,so what do u think is the best low and high fan Temp should be?
i think the stock fan is :
LOW SPEED OFF 208, LOW SPEED ON 216" and "HIGH SPEED OFF 224, HIGH SPEED ON 228


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hi guys ....
i am planning to install 160 stat since it is so hot here in my area,so what do u think is the best low and high fan Temp should be?
i think the stock fan is :
LOW SPEED OFF 208, LOW SPEED ON 216" and "HIGH SPEED OFF 224, HIGH SPEED ON 228
just set the fan to start as early as possible...thats what i did,,,it gets very hot down here

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Don't use a 160* t-stat. There is absolutely no value. In fact, you can complicate fueling if the car doesn't heat up enough to come out of open loop.

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Don't use a 160* t-stat. There is absolutely no value. In fact, you can complicate fueling if the car doesn't heat up enough to come out of open loop.
but it is so hot down here , i think the car will come out of open loop even with the 160 t-state.
what do u think??

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just set the fan to start as early as possible...thats what i did,,,it gets very hot down here
do u use the 160 t-stat or u did that with stock t-stat.
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but it is so hot down here , i think the car will come out of open loop even with the 160 t-state.
what do u think??
I suppose it could. Keep in mind that the 160* t-stat won't help the car run any cooler. It just opens sooner.

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+1. Your best bet would be to get a beefier radiator.

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+1. Your best bet would be to get a beefier radiator.
The 160 thermostat won't make a hoot of a difference in keeping your engine cool. Either way it's going to stay open much of the time due to the ambient temps. Same with the fan settings, it'll just run most of the time no matter what your settings.

As dysan said, get a bigger / better radiator. That's the best option IMO.

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I installed an AFCO monster triple core radiator. It really keeps the car cool.

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My Whipple installation came with a 160 deg. thermostat, but it has the tune to go with it.

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but it is so hot down here , i think the car will come out of open loop even with the 160 t-state.
what do u think??


do u use the 160 t-stat or u did that with stock t-stat.
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mine starts the moment i strart the car,,,i wired it like this,,better

check this radiator out,,,i have it in my car and its 3 core.,,for a good price

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I'm going to eventually just go with a Mishimoto radiator. They are affordable and seem to be pretty well made.

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nice ,i didn't think about bigger radiator before....but sould i use 160 t-stat or the stock one wich is 192 with the bigger radiator .

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I suppose it could. Keep in mind that the 160* t-stat won't help the car run any cooler. It just opens sooner.
your right I have one and I didn't see any different except it get cool pretty fast as soon as turning the engine off

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nice ,i didn't think about bigger radiator before....but sould i use 160 t-stat or the stock one wich is 192 with the bigger radiator .

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Use the OEM T-stat. There is never any reason to run a colder one.

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