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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:32 pm 
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Hey lads,

Had my cracked head replaced about 2 weeks ago and since ive noticed that it takes about 10 minutes, enough time for me to get to work on the other side of town, before the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

Is this normal? my fuel economy around town is average, would this be causing it?

Secondly, she is not starting as well as she used to, especially after she's been sitting for half an hour or so. What is going on? after $2,500 worth of work in a month she should be runnign like new...unimpressed!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:56 pm 
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sounds like the thermostat is removed if it takes that long to warm up.
either that or the cooling system is cleaned out so well!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:25 pm 
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could also be a vacuum leak, also did any water get into the exhaust? it may have corupted your cat ?(just a theory)

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:52 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
sounds like the thermostat is removed if it takes that long to warm up.
either that or the cooling system is cleaned out so well!


the car would never reach opperating temp if the thermostat was removed.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:14 pm 
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what work was done exactly?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:39 am 
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I have no thermostat in my EA.

At most it makes it to the first mark above the blue square. on a Hot day. :)

I didn't put one back in hope that it might aid in stopping blowing head gaskets,

Does it make much difference if it is not getting to correct operating temp? Doesn't seem to on mine.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:09 pm 
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no thermostat=excessive fuel consumption as it is in start up rich mode all the time and added wear on engine internals as the oil is too cold to do its job.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:54 pm 
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my car was a real s*** on fuel too, would take ages to heat up properly. All i did was simply buy a genuine ford thermostat and now she is all apples...


well went from 18L/100k to 15 hahaha

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:03 pm 
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my economy was s**t with a ford thermostat, and still just as s**t with aftermarket 77 deg one.. im not fussed :P

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:48 pm 
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nannas_ed wrote:
smoke_rubber wrote:
sounds like the thermostat is removed if it takes that long to warm up.
either that or the cooling system is cleaned out so well!


the car would never reach opperating temp if the thermostat was removed.

that would be what the temperature sender is telling you.
no thermostat means the water flows that quickly that it dosen't pick the heat up from the rest of the engine.
it would in fact be running hotter than the gauge shows.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:37 pm 
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thermosat cut the little ball thingy of it fixes the porblem that how me and my father fixed his problem when we did the gaskets

 

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