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nitro water cooling

Discussion in 'Race - Engines, Tuning & Exhaust' started by rob, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. marty.h

    marty.h New Member

    Mar 4, 2013
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    A thermostat in a car is not there to hold water in the radiator ;)

    Its to hold the engine at an optimum temperature generally 88 degrees C. This is the temp the engine runs most efficiently at. If the water then cools to much the thermostat will then close and wont re open till 88 degrees C.

    A vehicle not running a stat will run a lot cooler then one that is running a stat. When I use to oval race I did not run a thermostat.

    The key to a radiator is the core design it slows the water down as it passes through the tube plates which act as restriction and a heat soak that the airflow then cools down and in turn cools the water.

    Hope thats corrected the information for you :D

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