[V8Vairs] No thermostat...
rusecular at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 23 04:04:40 EDT 2009
Running your engine without a thermostat is fallacy. An engine will run cooler
initially without a thermostat. After that IT WILL NOT! Why you ask? Again, physics.
An engine running without the restriction of the thermostat in the system (remember,
even when it's wide open there's still some restriction in the system caused by the
thermostat's small opening) will not keep the coolant in the radiator long enough
for the radiator to 'radiate' the heat.
That is, the coolant must stay in the radiator for a certain amount of time to dissipate
some of the heat it has absorbed from being in the engine block. The coolant is in the
block. It's hot. It moves to the radiator and gets rid of some of the heat. If it moves
through the radiator too FAST, without the restriction of the thermostat body, it won't
get rid of as much heat. Thermodynamics R Us...
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