08-16-2015, 10:32 AM
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lubbock, TX
The thermostat is designed to get the engine to normal operating temperature sooner. I can imagine that temperatures in the Philippines ever get below 15C(60F) during even the coldest periods, but I think it is better to have one than not. I believe it uses an 82C(180F) degree thermostat.
Engine coolant has qualities that ensures your engine reaches optimal operating temperature quickly while maintaining a safe cooling temperature all the time. The most beneficial is a 50/50 water-to-coolant mix. Because it can be difficult to determine the actual mix, premixed coolant is available which will not you to measure water and coolant before pouring in. It is important to note that if there's too little water, the coolant won't cool the engine as easily because it's too thick as a solution. The water dilutes the coolant so it flows freely thru the radiator. If there's too much water the heat from the engine will cause the water to evaporate causing your coolant level to go down. This can result in engine overheating.
** ONLY USE DISTILLED WATER!!! **
If using tap water, mineral water, and even bottled drinking water, you run the risk of introducing hard minerals or other contaminants into the cooling system that can harden over time.
newsavedone - Do you happen to know the part number of the fuel filter you are using?
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