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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:06 am 
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Take the thermostat out and drop it in a saucepan of boiling water and see if it opens fully.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:02 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Take the thermostat out and drop it in a saucepan of boiling water and see if it opens fully.


hey madmax would you be able to elaborate on how exactly a thermostat works?

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:03 pm 
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my experience with thermostats is if u got one that works dont change it!

i changed my thermostat along with new coolant also flushed system, the temp guage was all over the show constantly up and down, put in a few different types from genuine to aftermarket still went up and down eventually i found the old thermostat that i thaught i threw away and put it in. seemed to stop my temp from wondering now stays at a nice 92oC.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:10 pm 
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kezz wrote:
madmax wrote:
Take the thermostat out and drop it in a saucepan of boiling water and see if it opens fully.


hey madmax would you be able to elaborate on how exactly a thermostat works?

thanks


They have a cylinder of wax inside them, when the wax melts the thermostat opens.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:24 pm 
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my experience with thermostats is if u got one that works dont change it!

i changed my thermostat along with new coolant also flushed system, the temp guage was all over the show constantly up and down, put in a few different types from genuine to aftermarket still went up and down eventually i found the old thermostat that i thaught i threw away and put it in. seemed to stop my temp from wondering now stays at a nice 92oC.


well i think this thermostat works, because the temp gauge is sitting in the normal range most of the time compared to sitting permanently on cold when i had the buggered one in there. only prob is that it seems to be getting too hot and thats whats giving me the s**t

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:05 pm 
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kezz wrote:
voids wrote:
my experience with thermostats is if u got one that works dont change it!

i changed my thermostat along with new coolant also flushed system, the temp guage was all over the show constantly up and down, put in a few different types from genuine to aftermarket still went up and down eventually i found the old thermostat that i thaught i threw away and put it in. seemed to stop my temp from wondering now stays at a nice 92oC.


well i think this thermostat works, because the temp gauge is sitting in the normal range most of the time compared to sitting permanently on cold when i had the buggered one in there. only prob is that it seems to be getting too hot and thats whats giving me the s**t


I'm still thinking your radiator just not up to the challenge of a hot day.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:51 pm 
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Hey Guys

Just on that topic, when i had my ed (bout 6 mths ago) it used to go to the red line in summer on very hot days and also days when i used the aircon. Had the head pressure tested but there was no drop. However there were water stains on the side of the head on the outside. When temp gauge goes to the red and you turn the car off do u hear a hissing noise, its not the radiator but mine came from towards the head.

So yeh, Just though id share that

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:08 pm 
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You might be right, however there is no mention of coolant loss.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:00 pm 
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madmax wrote:
You might be right, however there is no mention of coolant loss.


yeah thats right madmax no coolant loss, its all bubbling around nice and happily and green. this is starting to worry me and give me the s**t. no aircon = hot and annoyed

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:01 pm 
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madmax wrote:
You might be right, however there is no mention of coolant loss.


yeah thats right madmax no coolant loss, its all bubbling around nice and happily and green. this is starting to worry me and give me the s**t. no aircon = hot and annoyed

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:57 pm 
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components of a cooling system,

water pump, this is ok

thermostat, been replaced

galleries, very unlikely they are blobked

coolant, you have said it is there

radiator, not been cleaned, this is the only thing left!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:57 pm 
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replace the radiator, just for peace of mind.
It will fix your problem.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:51 pm 
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well boys got the car back. turns out the reason why the car was overheating because the thermo fans were not working at all so ive got the s**t cos i swear i could hear the buggers. ah well looks like its off to the auto electricians for me

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:51 pm 
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well boys got the car back. turns out the reason why the car was overheating because the thermo fans were not working at all so ive got the s**t cos i swear i could hear the buggers. ah well looks like its off to the auto electricians for me

 

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