I used the front port on the intake for my t'stat switch for the electric fans.Curious, why eliminate the bypass hose? Why not just get the correct hose for a couple of dollars? What is the benefit of not having it I guess is what I am asking. Solely an appearance factor?
Yes, pretty much appearence factor for me. I did find a 45deg nipple for $14 that might match up to the water pump but I already have the block off plugs and frankly the extra hose just looks less appealing to me. As long as I can get the motor to function properly without it, thats what I will do.Curious, why eliminate the bypass hose? Why not just get the correct hose for a couple of dollars? What is the benefit of not having it I guess is what I am asking. Solely an appearance factor?
the amount of coolant that will flow thru a few tiny holes in the thermostat is small enough to be irrelevant when you look at the overall capacity of the cooling system- it will definitely be much less than the amount of water that is flowing thru the heater core at any given time, and i'm sure you don't have a problem with cranking up the fan on the heater to pull some heat out of the coolant and get some warm air inside the car before the engine is totally up to temp..Guys, I don't understand why you would want to remove that function. The bypass hose lets the coolant circulate through the block while the engine is warming up (bringing everything up to temp at the same rate), which should be beneficial for engine life. Drilling holes in the thermostat to allow cold coolant to flow while the engine is trying to warm up seems foolish to me. Also, the bypass flow into the water pump should also slightly reduce the thermal shock to the block when the thermostat opens and allows the cold water from the radiator to first flow into the hot block.