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    engine temp running at 90 with front mount fitted

    My engine is running at around the 90 deg mark nearly all the time now i have fitted my front mount is this ok and would it help if i put a low running stat in it ?

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    mine runs around 90 as well mate and i've also got a low temp stat in but didn't run any cooler

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    Wouldn't make any difference imo with a cooler stat. Some have other opinions, but imo the running engine temp will remain the same.

    Many people run a FMIC with these kind of operating temps with no problems - me included.

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    90 is about right for the engine running temp, if you said air temp then I'd be more worried.
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    Engine temp as indicated on the dash is different to air inlet temp after the intercooler. Whats more, with the derestrict, exhaust, and intercooler, your car will be making more power, more power = more heat. naturally.

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    Regals advised me not to go for FMIC for the very reason your describing. My engine only gets to that temp if sitting in traffic for long periods. Even when i rag the balls of it does it rarely get to 90. Also its true more power = more heat but more heat = less efficiency which = less power.
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    so if they are advising people not to go for a front mount how come they make and sell one
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodara View Post
    so if they are advising people not to go for a front mount how come they make and sell one
    Thats a good Question!
    also so they give more bhp than smic?

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    It may be due to the fm obstructing natural flow to the radiator, so the coolant can not cool thus the engine temps are higher. The heat from the post-turbo air going through the intercooler would also be soaking back into the radiator while ildling in traffic.
    It probably gets better as the car is moving for a while.

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    A FMIC won't stop flow reaching the radiator persay, just means that the air has to flow through that getting heated up then through the rad behind it. You car will never over heat from fitting a FMIC, unless you break your fan or something fitting it.

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