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    thermostat

    Is there any gain or benifit from removing a thermostat on a sho ???. Or it aint a good idea ??


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    May over cool your engine....depends on your constaint conditions

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    So if it does overcool engine will it run wrong

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    Yes your computer will enrich mixture an your oil won't get hot enough

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    Modern combustion engines are built and tuned by the OEM to run (and be max-efficient) at certain temp ranges. Over the last 25 years of racing, boating, wrenching, etc, it never ceases to cracks me up when "John Doe" sings the praises of his "20* cooler thermostat".

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    On a stock ski there is no benefit
    As you add more boost or reflash
    It needs better cooling
    So early in learning process removing the thermostat helped
    But it takes forever to warm up
    So most have worked out ways of cooling and leaving thermostat in

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Modern combustion engines are built and tuned by the OEM to run (and be max-efficient) at certain temp ranges. Over the last 25 years of racing, boating, wrenching, etc, it never ceases to cracks me up when "John Doe" sings the praises of his "20* cooler thermostat".
    Normally the problem with factory T stats is that they don't open up enough or soon enough to provide enough flow on modified engines. I still know plenty of guys in the mustang world that drop to a 160 T stat when the add a power adder as the stock T stat does not cut it with the higher output even with a better radiator.

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    My ski is heavily modified and it was just a thought. I dont wanna harm it in anyway by removing it. Wanted to know if i would benifit from it. What about taking it out and drilling a few holes thats if i dont stuff it

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    If you have the ability to log your Ski's water temps then you can remove it and see what it runs at.

    Water temp plays a big part so if you test with water temps that are high things might change when they drop down.

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    I left my thermostat in but have drilled 3 additional 1/8" holes in it.

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