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Old 03-05-2009, 05:00 PM
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Thermostat?!

NYC spilled the beans. Now it's your turn...
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yeah 4real, how much?
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:43 AM
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You All go to my thread !
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Mazmart is selling it not you.
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Originally Posted by savedsol View Post
Mazmart is selling it not you.

I like suspense but I know most others don't.

The RE-medy thermostat is $65. Priced right to avoid breaking the bank. It is a great part to work in harmony with our pump and even our radiators.

Next I'll explain it's purpose and function for those that haven't figured it out. I'm borrowing directly from NYC's thread by the way .

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The reason for the RE-medy thermostat

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The purpose of this thermostat is primarily to change the range of the 'Gatekeeper'. That's basically what your thermostat does; when the set temperatures are achieved the gatekeeper re-directs the flow of water (Or whatever liquid heat transferring agent) from the by-pass (Where it keeps circulating in the block avoiding the radiator) to the radiator for exposure to air, where it is able to ditch some of it's unwanted heat.

I refer to it as the gatekeeper because: It doesn't matter how good our water pump is or how good your radiator is if this control mechanism keeps trying to achieve 200 plus degF . If the gatekeeper sees 184 deg it starts going "Whoa, hold up, things are getting to cool around here!" and starts to close the radiator passage while opening the bypass.

Our unit is intended to begin opening at 169 degF and be full open at least 10 deg lower than stock. Our unit has a better transition as well in terms of how much area is open when the bypass is completely closed. The stock version is less than optimal in this regard.

Ultimately, the thermostat cannot stop a catastrophic overheat nor can it make up for other deficiencies (Bad or in-efficient water pump, poorly sealing cap,wrong cap pressure, low fluid levels, improper ccolant to water ratios, in-sufficient radiator surface area exposure, inop cooling fan/s etc) but it's a very important piece in the puzzle of creating a better cooling environment. On a really hot day if there is the potential for your cooling capabilities to be maxed out, then a lower range thermostat will delay that possibility. Essentially it is helping to maximize the effectiveness of other positive things you may do or have done; like a better water pump, a better radiator, better airflow, modified fan temps etc.

It's all synergy folks .

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Excellent! I didn't see you mention the "fail-open" feature mentioned in the other thread. So, any combo water pump + thermostat pricing?
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Originally Posted by savedsol View Post
Excellent! I didn't see you mention the "fail-open" feature mentioned in the other thread. So, any combo water pump + thermostat pricing?
You've been PM'd.

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Old 03-06-2009, 09:32 AM
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There is still the debate that the thermostat is just for warm up. Once its open its open.

Lets leave that for another thread.

But am looking forward to another good project.

When I'm ready I will get this and the pump too!
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Get it now or ... Get it now :P

Trying to install mine but ... not until it stops raining. Grrrrrr
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Get it now or ... Get it now :P

Trying to install mine but ... not until it stops raining. Grrrrrr
It looks as though it is going to rain the whole weekend . I'll be up there this weekend.
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sure wish i had one of these for the track this w/e and road atlanta next w/e--could have gotten some good data.
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The RE-medy thermostat is $65. Priced right to avoid breaking the bank. It is a great part to work in harmony with our pump and even our radiators. Paul.
I called Paul right after going over this thread last Friday. He told me that he just sold the last thermostat but there are more to come. Therefore, Iím just going to hold my breath until Paul pm me back with the good news. Donít worry Paul, no pressure.

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