Posted by Alan S. on July 15, 2005 at 07:23:22:|
: The standard thermostat was 160 degrees, I'm running a 180 degree thermostat. Your situation sounds normal to me, the temp will always rise after shutting the engine down because your water pump and fan are no longer in use. Why did you remove the thermostat?
I was always told that running without the thermostat was only for if you were having problems until you could replace it. Its there to keep the engine running at the proper temperature for the oil to do itís job, and the carburetor needs to operate at the correct temperature to optimize the fuel air mixture. I donít think it will hurt anything to run without it in the summer but your radiator might freeze up if you run in under freezing temps. Just my 2 cents.