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post #1 of 6 Old 08-20-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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fan clutch temp

i wanted to replace my 195 thermostat with a 160, i have a stock thermal fan clutch, can anybody tell me if this would keep the engine bay temp to cool for the fan to work properly or would i have to go to a non thermal fan clutch.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-20-2011, 07:03 PM
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First off, why are you going win a 160 thermostat? Secondly, the non-thermal fan clutch will keep things cooler since it has a constant amount of drag versus a thermal one which increases with temperature.

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First off, why are you going win a 160 thermostat? Secondly, the non-thermal fan clutch will keep things cooler since it has a constant amount of drag versus a thermal one which increases with temperature.
i just rebuilt my engine and i'm trying to make it last i spent a lot of hours and money getting this rig mechanicly sound
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i talked to a tech guy at summit racing , he told me that running a 160 would possibly not let my engine get hot enough to evaporate moisture in the engine causing sludge and acids, also that the air fuel mixture could seperate washing oil off the cylinder walls. i'm leaving the 195 in.
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good choice. Running cooler doesnt always mean its running better... Leave the 195 in there. Our jeeps run at 210 and are fine.

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good choice. Running cooler doesnt always mean its running better... Leave the 195 in there. Our jeeps run at 210 and are fine.
Agreed. They do like the warmer operating temp. I believe it burns the fuel a lot better in the 180-210 range.

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