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    Thermostat

    Who's running a thermostat and who's not running a thermostat?? I know it makes a difference in the cooling!! Looking for insight on experiences


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    whats a thermostat ? gut that sucker !

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    use it, get that oil hot enough to burn off any GIO you might get !!!

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    I believe in thermostats water cooling and oil cooling are in direct relation to each other. Water regulation is key to a good efficient engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by yol937 View Post
    Who's running a thermostat and who's not running a thermostat?? I know it makes a difference in the cooling!! Looking for insight on experiences
    It has been my expierence if you are using the R&D cooling kit and remove the water thermostat you run a high risk of GIO.
    If you use the oem thermostat and add the second thermostat you reduce the risk of GIO with the R&D cooling kit.

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    If you are riding in a very hot climate like where I live (Miami, FL)....it is best to ride with the tstat gutted when the water is above 80degrees. If you leave the tstat in, the high humidity and high air temp causes the ski to bog. I took an infrared scan of the temp of the block during the summer with the tstat gutted and it was 150 degrees...right where it should be. When the water temp drops below 75, then it's time to put it back in.

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    I have 2 thermostats the R&D and the stock, when I need cooling I open up the valve on my second thermostat and can open up addl water lines for flow into my system as well.....My water is cool here always and with stock cooling I barely get to 150.....that is with every thing shut off and just stock thermostat and cooling running. I would say that a ski running stock to 14psi in 80 degree or less water won't need a cooling mod, or thermostat removal I haven't but is good to have the option for more cooling when I ride down South.

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    What is GIO? Sorry not sure what it is.

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    gas in oil

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    Because of blow-by?

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