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any low temp thermostats?

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:36 PM
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hey all, my car starts to overheat in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I was thinking if I got a lower temp thermostat, this would solve my problem. I think the stock thermo fully opens at 192'F. Would 170' be too low? How bout 180? It doesn't overheat, but does go 3/4 of the way to the "H".

PS: Radiator fluid and coolant are normal, as for fan operation.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:06 PM
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and is your water pump working properly?
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:11 PM
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second that...

in any event, unless you are just going to drive it to the ground, which i dont think you are...i would go through the effort of fixing it right, not just rigging it up...
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:15 PM
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new Honda water pump and belts also
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:23 PM
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have you replaced the cap?
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:30 PM
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not the radiator cap, still OEM. Should I get a Greddy cap or Apexi?
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:43 PM
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i think another oem would be fine...but i would defintely change it...if your system is not pressurizing properly, that could cause it to overheat...
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:46 PM
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I think I'll get an Apexi, I think it looks pretty good. I'll give it a try. thanks for the help
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:47 PM
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np...hope it works...either way, its a cheap item
 
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:58 PM
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just curious, what does np mean?
 

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