Don’t Remove Your Thermostat! Who Like’s Bad Gas Mileage and Freezing

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Don’t remove your car thermostat, it will kill engine performance and your going to freeze in winter. So let’s go over what the thermostat does and why you shouldn’t remove it, or you can just watch the video. Still reading? Let’s dive in.

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Don’t Remove Your Thermostat! Who Like’s Bad Gas Mileage And Freezing

So we all know that gas ain’t cheap, well that little thermostat plays a key role in getting your engine up to best operating temperature. How this works you may ask? Basically, when the engine is cold, the thermostat is closed, preventing water from being cooled by the radiator. This forces only the water in the engine and heater core to circulate in a closed loop allowing the engine to heat up faster.

Because the engine heats up faster it will reach optimal temperature faster reducing cold engine fuel burn. Anyone who has driven a carbureted car knows how bad they usta run when cold. The reason this happens is the fuel ration to air is much higher because either the car computer or choke has enriched it. If the thermostat is removed this will take much longer.

Now let’s talk about your winter comfort. Above you saw that the engine will run in a closed cooling loop when cold. Well this helps you greatly when the weather is a little nippy because the heater core warms up faster.

You may ask what is a heater core? Well it is a small radiator that is in your cars air conditioner that extracts heat from the engine coolant and keeps you toasty. I know this all too well when my heater core busted and I bypassed it just so I could drive. Those were some cold times.

Hope this helps, I wanted to make this after seeing other videos talk about just throwing out the thermostat.

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