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Old 06-14-2017, 5:46pm   #1
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Default lowering engine temps

just wondered how effective hood louvers are in reducing engine temps especially for desert climates for corvettes which are notorious for running hot.
anyone know?
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:19am   #2
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The best thing you can do to wer temps is chagne your thermostat to a 160*, and you a wetting agent, like water wetter. Louvers will let heat out, but not enough to affect anything. You want the stat to open earlier to get the coolant flowing through the engine, and radiator. More water moving means more heat dissipation. That's how you get heat out of the engine. 👍
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My buddy has a 160-degree thermostat and a Hyper-tech power programmer.
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