Anubis wrote:Where is a good place to get temperature sending units? I'm a cheap bastage and don't want to pay Summit $35-$40 for one. Anyone know of a good source?
84cutspreme wrote:I just installed new dual electric fans, the company I used recommended using a 160 T-stat. Fan sending unit turns fans on @ 195 and off @ 175. They say that 160 will run cool enough so fans are not running all the time
gmachinzz wrote:I would not suggest running a 160 t-stat....you will get a much better and more complete fuel atomization if you run between 190-200. If you run too cool you'll use way more fuel and it'll build up a lot more carbon deposits. Running an engine too cool is not a good thing.
FE3X CLONE wrote:Running a 160 or 180 is not going to hurt your engine. At least not any appreciable amount. I ran them for years in both daily driver's and my performance cars.
Yes, a hotter thermostat will help aid in fuel atomization but it is also detrimental to power. You do have a trade off here. If you want more power you need a cooler/denser fuel/air. If you want better fuel economy, you need better atomization.
DRIVEN wrote:My research indicates that an OE Grand National fan switch (3053190) is on at 210* and off at 200*. These were the crossover numbers according to the interwebz. Hope it helps:
AC Delco 15-4229