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Old 03-04-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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The thermostat probably isn't helping or hurting you but it will make the engine run better if you put a stock 192 back in it.
We've had this discussion many times with these cars. Unless the car is spewing coolant, IT'S NOT OVERHEATING.
What makes you think it is overheating? A stupid Ford gauge pointing to L means nothing. Pressure in the radiator hose? That's normal. First step is to get a real aftermarket gauge. Find a gauge pod you like. Analog or digital...doesn't matter. Mechanical or electric...doesn't matter. Just get a good gauge. I used the crossover tube plug/fitting and recommend it. In case you haven't heard, the oil pressure gauge doesn't actually do anything either.
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American Iron #16 Ford Mustang Cobra
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