Thread: 158 Degree thermostat...
06-15-2006, 09:39 PM #1
158 Degree thermostat...
What are the advantages of this? What does it do? Does the stock one suck?
06-15-2006, 09:47 PM #2
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Lowers engine temps mainly. THis also reduces engine compartment temps and heat fade.
06-15-2006, 09:55 PM #3
less chance of detonation because of lower engine temps. Less heat soak which means more speed after long day of riding.
06-15-2006, 10:09 PM #4
Thanks for the info.
06-15-2006, 10:16 PM #5
06-15-2006, 10:21 PM #6
Hoss did you end up gutting yours??
I can remember removeing some car stats and they would not warm up in the winter at all but summer time the A/C worked a alot better
06-15-2006, 10:28 PM #7Originally Posted by HOSS
06-15-2006, 11:18 PM #8
IMO, anything that has a computer that adjust the fuel mixture needs a thermostat to halfway keep the engine temperature constant. Riding in cold ocean water in the winter could cause a big fluctuation in engine temps from beginning to end of each ride with extended time to reach a decent operating temperature whereas with a thermostat it would hang close to the thermostat temp. Internal clearances of the engine are best on a fully warmed up engine and if the engine runs at too cool of a temperature for extended periods it will wear more, quicker, period. Cooler engine means less heat in the engine compartment and cooler engine components, cooler is good.
06-16-2006, 01:56 AM #9Originally Posted by 1 FAST VE
06-16-2006, 09:02 AM #10
Anyone think a 140degree would be more beneficial than a 158 ?
I though about asking Riva if they ever tested a 140 with the 158. I don't think I have my Riva account setup can someone post it for me over there, if possible.
Riva says the 158 keeps the engine 30 degrees cooler. If that is the selling point why not another 18 degrees cooler with a 140.
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