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Old 06-22-2010, 07:04 PM
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Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

I was reading about these things on this forum and I've noticed comments about winter, but nothing really about having to swap them out because of it.

I live in a climate where summer is only about 2-3 months, and I pretty much consider the rest of it to be winter. I bought my 5.7 WK last summer, and I had no issues at all starting it over this past winter, even without it having a block heater, but I do park in an un-heated garage. When driving in the winter, I never noticed the gauge much higher than the 1/4 mark. And during this summer, it's usually been just below or just above the 1/2 mark.

So I'm wondering if one of these is really even necessary, or in any way useful. I currently don't have anything modified, but I do plan on getting a DiabloSport and a Bwoody CAI. Are there any Albertan's on here with any advice on if I should even bother getting one of these?
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:42 PM
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

i wouldnt do it in that climate
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

how cold does it get? i have a 180 thermo installed in my jeep and i had it parked outside all winter, i wake up at 0515 for work it was usually -8 to 0 outside all winter (in the morning), jeep started up fine, warmed up quick too.
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

No issues here either.
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

I wouldn't do it personally.
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

It can drop to -30C, and sometimes even colder. I'd say -15 to -25 is about average throughout the winter.

YYC, does your SRT8 have a block heater and do you use it? Or do you just park in a garage and start it up without any problems? Do you notice if it has any benefit during the summer?
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

It's always in my garage and I've never even used the block heater. Starts up without any problems also. Operating temperature before install was always around the 100*C - 105*C range, now it hovers around 90*C.
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

Jet 180 stat is fine.
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Re: Jet 180 & Canadian Winter

The thermostat will have no effect on cold starting. It will basically maintain engine temperature at 180F once warm thats it. I see no reason it cannot be used in a gas engine in that climate.
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