Thread: Rebuilding thermostat?
11-22-2007, 08:13 PM #1
Is it possible to rebuild the OEM thermostat? Kind of making it a freeflow if you know what I mean...? Will it damage the engine if the temperature drops too low? Dirtbikes don't have a thermostat... At least mine didn't have one...
11-22-2007, 09:51 PM #2
HOSS here on the forum already did exactly what you speak of.
additionally, an open loop kit is made for our skis which reduces the op temps a good amount and similarly is constantly flowing cool raw water thru it.
i dont think u'd have any problem doing that, and at least one person has done it with success. If you ride in cooler weather and cool water like I do in NY, i would probably just take the extra measure of letting the ski warm up 5-10 minutes before i really beat on it... with or without a thermostat your operating temps wont be dangerously different, but the time it takes to get to operating temp will be extended.
11-22-2007, 10:02 PM #3
Thats the answer i was hoping for
I always let the ski warm up for few min, so that shouldn't be a problem.
The water temp in the summer usually is around 65F give and take
Open loop is not an option here in Norway... My engine wouldn't like the salty taste.
Last edited by Trond; 11-22-2007 at 10:43 PM.
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12-01-2007, 04:37 AM #7
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mhm, makes me think
what does the thermostat actually do?
I'm riding in warm weather only, the winter here is 20celsius (~68F) and summer gets up to 30+ (~86F).
I'm seldom cruising and mostly practise for CC racing or to to races.
what would be the benefits and risk by opening up the thermo?
12-01-2007, 04:39 AM #8
The thermo alows the engine to get up to operating tempatures a lot faster. When fired up and cold the thermo is closed when the engine reaches a certain temp the thermo opens alowing the water to circulate. Which is exactly what happends in any production car with a radiator.
12-01-2007, 04:43 AM #9
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OK, if I'm correct we are talking about the closed loop system on the rxp??
I beleive that the open loop part is allways open!?
12-01-2007, 06:47 AM #10
Some of the benefits should be, cooler engine compartment, more reliable and cooler engine gives more power.
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