Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Re: How hot does your car run idle & cruise?
1969 el Camino. Stock 454, th400 & 2:87.. Champion 2 row, 180 Stant T-stat with a 1/16 hole drilled into the base, stock clutch fan, no shroud.. Temps are, 180-190 highway, 180-190 city, in summer 90+ weather...
When I installed the Champion, I had to change the t-stat from 160 to 180, the 160 was too cold and the engine was slightly sluggish, the 180 woke it up..
The stock clutch fan can be adjusted, take the spring off and either wind up or unwind the stator in the fan.. I am going to back mine all the way off for better economy and performance..