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Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? #5190677 08/18/19 07:19 PM
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167F or 170F on 2005-15 Pilot for example. Most other vehicles seem to run 195F thermostats. Why so low on these?

Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: atikovi] #5190688 08/18/19 07:27 PM
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They run cooler??

Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: atikovi] #5190701 08/18/19 07:38 PM
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Thin blocks and heads warp if too hot.


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Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: atikovi] #5190709 08/18/19 07:42 PM
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K24’s run cooler too. It lets them spec a 20 grade oil but it acts like a 30 because it never gets to 100C.
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Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: atikovi] #5190718 08/18/19 07:49 PM
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Water flow inside where it counts. That cooler thermostat might be further out of the loop.

Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: LotI] #5190766 08/18/19 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LotI
K24’s run cooler too. It lets them spec a 20 grade oil but it acts like a 30 because it never gets to 100C.
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Encourages fuel dilution, too.

Re: Why do some Honda V6s spec such a low temp thermostat? [Re: atikovi] #5190804 08/18/19 09:31 PM
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IIRC, my 02 Accord has the same thermostat specs.


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