different thermostate??

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different thermostate??

Postby gary » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:59 pm

I think I can replace a 02 golf stock thermostate with a 200f one. My ? is do I want to. Some say the hotter the better or is it better to have lower temps and avoid polymerzation issues?
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Postby SunWizard » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:37 pm

Hotter is better. There are no poly issues if you design your rig properly, don't overheat your tank and don't use a steel tank.
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Postby biovindiesel » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:43 pm

I am about to do this aswell to my '82 caddy powered by a '84 Jetta. I'm getting the 195*F thermo. I'm considering doing a coolant flush at that time aswell. Does anyone ever change their coolant fluid?
I'm also due for an oil change and I was thinking of getting a sample tested. Does anyone do this and with whom?
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Postby 240Volvo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:28 pm

for oil testing, google Blackstone Laboratories. They send you a test kit to send them the sample. $25 if I recall.
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