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Old 15th April 2019, 22:30   #1
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Hi everyone my name is Martin and i am new to all this so please bear with.
I Know its a well known and much discussed issue regarding the the thermostat sticking open in the diesel engines,hence my engine runs cool with luke warm heater. Just wondering if there is a better quality one that can be put into the housing, as i dont really want to use the remote in hose one, even though people seem to have a good result with them, i would rather stay standard knowing its a lot of work to change it.Am i mad to want to do this?
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Old 15th April 2019, 22:35   #2
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Nothing wrong with keeping it standard, i don't know of any other stat that fits, a new oem item will work well and last for years.

Enjoy fitting it, it can be tricky the first time
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Old 15th April 2019, 22:42   #3
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thanks for reply ill have to pluck up courage to change it soon
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thanks for reply ill have to pluck up courage to change it soon
When refitting, I find it easier to locate the top lh bolt first (Probably just me, but worth remembering)
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thanks for info ill remember that its not my day to day car so i can take my time
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They don't usually stick open - as they age they tend to open at too low a temperature.
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As I understand it, they open too early and close too late, once you get a working one in it makes quite a difference, I went for replacing the original rather than the modded inline one.

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