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Old 11-27-2004, 21:59   #1 (permalink)
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CAPA's thermostat for XR8

I just had a look at capa's website and they have a 160 degree thermostat for $259.00, but has no info on what it does or what gains it provides, has anyone seen or have one of these??
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$259 my god it would want to do something for that price!!!!!!!!!
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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

I thought running cooler was a better thing anyhows?
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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

Check out BPT website they also sell thermostats.
I think the idea is to trick the ecu into thinking that the engine is cooler therefore adding abit more juice
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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

The cooler, the better for sure.

i think BPT thermostat replacement is around $50 ...

Reading some of the stuff in the edit threads, the new software can control the temperature.
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:06   #6 (permalink)
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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

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The cooler, the better for sure.

i think BPT thermostat replacement is around $50 ...

Reading some of the stuff in the edit threads, the new software can control the temperature.
Thats what i dont get, why is this one so expensive is it the same thing or does it do something else??
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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

The cooler stat paves the way for an edit to drop the fans to that heat range. The fans come in at 100deg C and turn of at around 94 or 96deg C (from memory). Puting the cooler stat in reduces heatsoak on the engine, with the new CAPA/SCT flash tuners you would be able to take further advantage of the system and make the fans come in and out at that cooler stage. However I would not run the car with a cooler stat less than we specifiy as the "Insufficient Temperature for Closed Loop Check Operation could be inhibited by the PCM.
The target temp is calibrated to the thermostat. Typically 20degF less than the stock thermostat hence a a 160degF stat is too cold.

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Re: CAPA's thermostat for XR8

P.S. that would be $50 fitted.
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