Originally Posted by seanbeckaroo
Those stupid engine builders have been screwing us for YEARS with these lousy 195 or 203 stats! I can't BELIEVE all the Dodge Engines that are just blowing up! It is in fact a MYTH for modern day engines; please provide any scientific facts to prove your theory. Engine teperatures will go to whatever they want to; T-stat can be full open at 200 degrees and it won't make a smit of difference what stat you are using. The fans and airflow provide the cooling , a stat is basically just an-on or off switch.
Lol, the stock tstats don't open until 203 degrees. I don't care how much air you have blowing on it (unless you're in sub zero temps)your engine won't run any cooler at operating temps (warmed up). If it were to never open and water didn't pass through the block you'd burn the engine up. Lol, why don't you prove your theory and just block off your tstat all together and let the fans keep it cool? Turn the switch off and show us, lol. A 180 will open up at that temp and the fans will assist in keeping it there. Water cools your block, fans cool the water. That's what a fan shroud does, it helps suck the air through the radiator fins to cool the water. And yes, air will help keep the engine cool, but without water you're engine would fry unless ur running alcohol.