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Re: Whats the temp reading of M3s with gutted... (archive)

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Posted by dhs on May 25, 2001 at 19:16:38:

In Reply to: Whats the temp reading of M3s with gutted... posted by jla on May 25, 2001 at 00:17:06:

Not sure what he means by a 'gutted' thermostat, but if the thermostat now allows a significant amount of flow increase, water temp could be very deceiving. It is kind of anti-intuitive, but more flow can make for less heat pick-up in the head, combine that with the inherent greater efficiency of a radiator to shed heat (much more surface area compared to inside the engine) - you could have a overheating engine and cool water temps.

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