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Old 11-07-2011, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How important is the Aux Thermostat?

PO removed the aux thermostat (senses air temp and warms the throttle body) so he could put in a water temp gauge (instrument panel works fine, even if it doesn't have a scale) . Rather than buying a replacement thermostat I think I will just plug the outlet from the head and the return at the lower coolant header.
Can anyone think why this might be a bad idea? It has to be better than running hot water unrestricted through the throttle body
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Would take slightly longer to warm up, that's all ;-)
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