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    Poll... who runs with a thermostat and who does not !-gctid463470

    1-Runs with a t-stat.

    2-Does not run with a t-stat.
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    #2
    You forgot the "I have no clue button."

    I have what was there and what the mechanic does.

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      #3
      Definitely... engines are most efficient at the correct operating temperature, too cold = bad! Why wouldn't you use one?

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        #4
        Why would you run with out T-Stat? They are cheap and easy to replace.

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            #6
            I have one with and one without the one with gets the worse fuel economy. In the spring and the fall when the lake is down in the 60's the engine temp never gets over 125 while running at hull speed.

            Ken
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              #7
              ishiboo wrote:
              Definitely... engines are most efficient at the correct operating temperature, too cold = bad! Why wouldn't you use one?
              +1

              If you are getting better economy out of one without there is something wrong with the one with.
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                #8
                I will repeat what has already been said however all engines do have an optimal temperature operating range. No engine without a thermostat can keep it constant hence the thermostat. Normally running no thermo causes the engine to run cooler which causes premature wear and less than optimal fuel consumption. Most importantly, the thermostat stays closed on startup allowing the engine to get to its proper operating temp quickly whereas no thermostat will take quite a while if it ever gets there, not good.
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                  Iproff wrote:
                  I have one with and one without the one with gets the worse fuel economy. In the spring and the fall when the lake is down in the 60's the engine temp never gets over 125 while running at hull speed.

                  Ken
                  Identical engines don't get identical fuel economies... Most likely it would be something else and highly doubtful it is the thermostat causing lower fuel economy on that one engine verses the one w/o...
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                    #10
                    Does anyone remember*Greg's thread*"Can you run without a thermostat?"

                    This one helps explain why we should be using a thermostat, and what happens when we don't use one.

                    http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/forum/showthread.php?64383-Can-you-run-without-a-thermostat&highlight=running+thermostat*

                    As for me other than emergency I can't see why any one would run with out one.
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                      Go Aweigh2452 wrote:
                      Identical engines don't get identical fuel economies... Most likely it would be something else and highly doubtful it is the thermostat causing lower fuel economy on that one engine verses the one w/o...
                      Never said it did just pointing out the facts. The one without the thermostat also had the carb over hauled and the fuel economy never changed. I will find out this summer why the difference in fuel economy.

                      Ken
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                      DT the village idiot strikes again.
                      300SD all options.

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                        #12
                        I've never met anybody who removed their thermostats. Do people really still do that? Insane.

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                          #13
                          Iproff wrote:
                          I have one with and one without [COLOR]#ff0000 wrote:
                          the one with gets the worse fuel economy[/COLOR]. In the spring and the fall when the lake is down in the 60's the engine temp never gets over 125 while running at hull speed.

                          Ken
                          Iproff wrote:
                          [COLOR]#ff0000 wrote:
                          Never said it did[/COLOR] just pointing out the facts. [COLOR]#ff0000 wrote:
                          The one without the thermostat also had the carb over hauled[/COLOR] and the fuel economy never changed. I will find out this summer why the difference in fuel economy.

                          Ken
                          IF... The condition of the carb will affect fuel economy.

                          AND... A properly overhauled carb will perform better than one that needs an overhaul.

                          THEN... An engine with the overhauled carb will most likely deliver better fuel economy than then engine with a carb in inferior condition.

                          I don't think you need to wait until the summer to find out why there is a difference in fuel economy. The mind-bending mystery has been solved!

                          Lastly, an engine that runs at its proper operating temperature or slightly over will deliver better fuel economy than one that does not get up to operating temperature. In the absence of a thermostat and in cooler temperatures, you will get inferior fuel economy purely on the notion that the engine without the thermostat does not reach its proper operating temperature.

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                            #14
                            dktool wrote:


                            Back to the pole :
                            Now Dean, did I detect a Freudian slip? I'm not really convinced you're thinking of thermostats... :rofl3

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                              #15
                              Astral Blue wrote:
                              Now Dean, did I detect a Freudian slip? I'm not really convinced you're thinking of thermostats... :rofl3
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