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Old 02-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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i got a h22a swap in my del sol and when it is cold outside my temp needle does not even move. if i drive it for at least 30 min it will go up but it wont even get to the first line. i read somewhere that sometimes its bad when your motor runs too cold but many people say that its good that you motor runs cool. a few weeks ago it was in the 60s and i took my car out and the temp did go to the halfway point but my car felt a lot slower(it should). i know its good if your motor runs cool but my motor runs a little bit too cold, lol. is it anything thats wrong or is it a good thing??

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Old 02-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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It's not good for the engine to run cool. The ECU will force the engine to run in a preprogrammed mode that uses excess fuel (rich). Replace the thermostat because it seems to be stuck open.
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do you think it is affecting the performance of my motor too???
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the computer will see your car as if it was warming up so itll run a special start up program like ronj@ht said. if it's cold it won't achieve stoichiometric(perfect air/fuel mixture.
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I have the same problem but with a b16a would this also cause vtec to open very low...
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:29 AM   #7
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also get a aftermarket temp gauge, way more accurate.
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