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    Thermostat?

    I know my thermostat needs replacing but what side effects could it be causing?

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    Would you like me to replace it on Sat? I can bring one with me - job will be done in 10 mins?
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    Ohhhhh Yes PLEASE!!!!! Spank you kindly young man!

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    I will then young miss. I was always a succour for feminine whiles.
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    Love you!!!! How many pennies do you wnat?

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    I think they are less than a tenner, but I will tell you on the day.
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    Don't suppose you fancy coming to do mine do you dave, needs replacing as well.?? you can check me motor out at the same time and give me some advice on stuff. Be nice to meet a fellow member im in glos.

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    Oh and Dave, i need a garage building when you got a spare week, thanks mate.

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    Bison,

    I would be happy to help. I'll even come and do the replacement for you. We ought to sort out a SW meet as you suggested anyway.

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    You're a !!!

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    No one has answered my question tho...

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    No one has answered my question tho...

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    Overheating. Your fan won't kick in etc.

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    Hot water will be trapped in the engine.

    Cold water will be trapped in the radiator.

    The gauge will show cold while driving, and creap up to temp in traffic.

    Biggest risk is to the Head Gasket and the Head itself, if the Gasket blows it can get very nasty and result in warping the head and then your really looking at a lot of work.

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    So no backing off the boost or not fully boosting, or sticky throttle or anything like that?

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    I wouldn't expect it to, though having said that performance would be affect if the block was overheating.


    I would still change it anyway. Then you know where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsmopp
    So no backing off the boost or not fully boosting, or sticky throttle or anything like that?

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    Loss of boost will probable be down the the engine getting so hot and super charging the intake, causing the ECU to pull the timing and boost.

    The sticky cable could also be due to the high under bonnet temps.

    So yes it can all be down to the stat.

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    what he said

    (just kiddin, Steve)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave850R
    what he said

    (just kiddin, Steve)
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    Engine will only overheat if the stat fails closed though. Mine failed open and so the water never got up to optimum temp. Probably bad things associated with that too (fuel economy etc) but has to be better than a superheated cylinder head!


 

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