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    To keep closed loop or get open loop?

    That is my question... What would be better for my set up that I have??? I was thinking either the fizzle open loop or get a riva thermo...


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    You can mod your stock thermo quite easily and put a 160 thermostat in it. There are writeups on the forum. Thats what I did.

    I wouldnt go fully open loop. To much messing around. Could go with a open loop plate and a heat exchanger...

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    Thats what im wondering myself? Opinions please

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    Open loop is for drag racing and closed loop is for worry free rec racing..

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    im running the riva plate and still closed loop. You have to get a 30 plate heat xchanger and then fab out a mounting system, as well as run some new hose routes. Wouldn't recommend if your not handy with tools, since you have make some custom things.

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    I prefer Closed loop...I ran open loop for a year and went back to closed loop...Seen to many things happen internally from open loop..NOW with the Riva or Fizzle kit were there is a thermo you may have less issues than we did back before thermos were available..

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    I like my open loop so far. I noticed the engine bay temps were far lower than before which= cooler air going into the SC.

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    +1 heat exchanger

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    Just went open loop. I was having overheating problems when running wot for long runs. So far motor runs very cool, it will spike after a long run to about 180, but cools right back down after you open the throttle a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Just went open loop. I was having overheating problems when running wot for long runs. So far motor runs very cool, it will spike after a long run to about 180, but cools right back down after you open the throttle a little.
    If the water temps are in the 85 degree range or above open loop is for moded ski's...stock the 132 does great. If you want open loop prepare for bs problems.

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