ok so i went and got me a 180° thermostat, i was wondering what i gained by doing that... if i got and HP or just a cooler running car
unless you have your computer reprogrammed, it'll stay in choke mode, and you'll lose power and may harm the engine over time. once you get a new fuel map, you may pick up 3 or so hp, over whatever regular tune your running -91, or 87 octane.Kmagn13 said:ok so i went and got me a 180° thermostat, i was wondering what i gained by doing that... if i got and HP or just a cooler running car
FOr a 160 thermostat, you'll need a reprogrammer or chip. That's WAY outside normal operating parameters.jthm2004 said:I put a 160 thermostat in my auto 96 V6, the guy at the shop told me it would work fine. but i've never heard of having the ecu re-programmed. Now im worried, should i have it done?
by the way i live in rhode island so we have really hot summers and really cold winters
It can set your engine management into thinking it's at startup all the time, making the choke permanent -especially in cold weather, causing a rich mixture that can cause all sorts of problems.jthm2004 said:Damn! well ive been running it for about a week with no probs.....so what kind of problems am i gonna run into?