i have no clue what would happen with that. but i dont think it would be a good idea. i think if u did that it would run way too cool. with the heat of the combustion chamber absorbing into the sleeves it could result in a cracked sleeve. not 100%positive about that but sounds like a possibility. anyone car to put any imput on the comment of running no thermostat at all?
Removing the thermostat won't cause any damage to anything. I've been doing it for years in vehicles that run too hot even with the addition of an aftermarket radiator and special fluids. The thermostat is there to ensure proper warm-up in cold conditions. If you live somewhere where it's super cold for most of the year, you should leave it in to avoid damaging your car. If you live in the lower US of A, you can get away with never running one. If you road race or autocross, I highly suggest this thermostat-ectomy in the on-season to keep your car running as cool as you can.
If I've done it with a big block 500hp vette and more than my share of Hondas, you shouldn't have any reservations about removing it if you're having problems with overheating or running hot.
EDIT: I forgot to add: good friggin writeup . Excellent pictures, excellent step-by-step and excellent topic. We need more of this on a daily basis here. This is what makes Honda-Tech the best automotive message board on the internet.
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i have no clue what would happen with that. but i dont think it would be a good idea. anyone car to put any imput on the comment of running no thermostat at all?
Wont hurt anything. Like Archdictus said the thermostat is just there to help your car reach normal operating temp faster. Basically without the thermostat it will just take a little longer to reach operating temperature. Not a big deal at all unless it's winter and your freezing your *** off waiting for some heat out of the vents.
Good write up to...nice up close pictures. I've never heard of drilling holes either...good stuff!
The worst it'll do is cause your motor not to warm up depening on where you are located, and if at all take a long *** time to warm up.
Not True. IF you are idling in hot weather (aka FL) the coolant/water will rush though the radiator too fast for it to be cooled. Your car will overheat if it idles for a long period of time without a thermostat (depends on the cooling system too, AKA if you have a good system, it will take long to over heat BUT it will overheat).
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