Thermostat what would you do ?

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terryly
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Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by terryly » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:48 pm

Hello looking for a little input on which Thermostat to run. Seems I poked a hole in my Awesome powder-coat thermostat :cry: Probly backing over a bush or something. So now I am in the market for another. Would you run the 36hp thermostat that opens 75-80* or the fuel injected one that opens at 80-85*. both are the same price and delivery time. Previously I was using the 36hp 75-80* stat. Its in a street legal off road Baja bug with no apron.
Why did VW use a warmer thermostat for fuel injected motors ? do other cars use a warmer stat?
Motor is 2180 cc
MS3PRO running ITB algorithm
dual Idf throttle bodies
cam sync
sequential fuel/spark
stock weight fly wheel
Cb cnc los ponchito 42x35 valved heads
beehive springs
Web cam 86a cam
all hoover mods
Porsche piston sprayers
push rod sprayers
9.6 - 1 compression

Any thoughts or input will be appreciated
Thanks
Terry

Here is some pics for your amusement
buttoning up motor
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fitting in the car
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car running great after some test and tune
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the future planning I did this before tear down Replaced case, piston sprayers, pushrod sprayers 86a cam heavier fly wheel
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V8Nate
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Re: Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by V8Nate » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 pm

What do your pushrod sprayers look like? I'm in need of getting oil to my valve tip/ valves being I'm running CB ratio rockers(adjuster on pushrod side) I would run the hotter thermostat let the engine get up to proper operating temp quicker

Thanks
Nate

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terryly
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Re: Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by terryly » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 pm

Itsy bitsy hole in push rods :lol:
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V8Nate
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Re: Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by V8Nate » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:00 am

I like it I think that will be better than drilling a hole in my rocker arm:) I was going to do that or notch the outer edge of the rocker

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terryly
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Re: Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by terryly » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:31 am

Hey V8Nate
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... &start=180
Ray Vallero stroker build for my '63 ragtop bug
3/4 down pg 10 there is a vid also

also
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... e&start=80

1/3 down page 5

V8Nate
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Re: Thermostat what would you do ?

Post by V8Nate » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 am

Excellent thanks terry

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