Thanks guys for info but I guess what I was trying to say is that even in my street cars I run the 160. I find that because most the stock cooling systems are a little tight for engines that have more comp. ported heads and bigger cams. I find that most of my temps stay in that 170-185 range even with the 160 cause of the extra heat generated. I never had luck with bigger stats but I see what you are saying. In our big cat engines caterpillar liked to have their diesels running in the 200+ range, we found it was very hard to get engine life at these temps. Our subsequent dozers have different engines that run way cooler and last way longer. I took this experience and applied it to both my drag car, and street car. This was the particular reason I preached about the 160? As for Matt I think he will have to adjust his stat selection so he can find that sweet spot between 170- 185! George I am building a mud racer but it's not together yet, it. Is still at balance shop as we speak.i was referring to my cars but I do hear what you are saying.
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