A little Warm

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  1. MarulMav

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    Been driving around breaking in the new motor. With the timing correct and everything looking good, it's still running a little warm. Got a 180 d thermostat with an electric fan. It running about 190 or so. Thermostat opens up at around 195 or so but doesn't get any cooler than 190. Since I will only be using the car during the summer/fall, would it be wise to remove the thermostat? The engine is a 85 302 HO.
     
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    190 is prefectly fine... how hot is it getting?

    what are the temps where you live?
     
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    Here today in Omaha it's mid to late 70's. 80's tomorrow. It probably gets uo to about 195 or so. So then I've got no concern then?
     
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    A 180 degree thermostat should open at 180
     
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    i would say the stat might be bad... just because it is new doesnt mean it works.. i went through 3 stats in 2 weeks..

    195 is fine.. but yes. the 180 should open at 180, and it would run near 190.. but 5* isnt that bad
     
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    i just put a 160 degree t-stat in my new motor (had 180)...runs around 185-187...was running in the high 190s low 200s.
    (AOD and A/C).
    what operates your electric fan?

    ...:drive: ...
     
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    "lectrisicals" come out of the battery and run on the little treadmill - that makes the fan go around :)
    OK, it is electric so the battery connected to a thermostatic switch turns it on and off.
    Paul
     
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    ..is this how he has it wired?
    if so it could be the...thermostatic switch probe... is set too high...mine was set for 210 degrees.
    mine comes on now with ...switched on power...

    ...:cool: ...
     
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    no, don't remove the t-stat, if you do then the coolant won't slow down enough in the radiator to cool it off and it will just flow fast and stay hot.....
     
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    Not everyone runs their fans the same way.

    Some use them that come on w/ the key and are on all the time
    Some use manual switches
    Some run thermostat switches set to a certain degree
    Some have thermostat switches that are adjustable
    Some come on w/ the A/C also

    What he was trying to get at is maybe he has it set up wrong/to high
    Or maybe he has inadequate size wire to the fan, not letting it turn fast enough.
     
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    190 is excellent. Even 200 is fine. More than that is a bit "warm"...
     
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    Andysutt '72 Comet GT

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    Newer computer controlled motors run around 200 to 210 or so for emissions and things..

    I prefer to keep my carb'd engines cooler than that tho
     
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    Me too! I prefer 180 - 190. I find that a 180 to 185 t-stat keeps the head close to the ideal temp.
     

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