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 Post subject: Overheating Issues
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:35 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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Hi guys,

I recently changed the thermostat in my EL Fairmont Ghia under advice as the heater system wasn't working. So I replaced the thermostat (which definitely needed replacing) with a brand new one, and now the heater works fine. Unfortunately, the car is now overheating, and I am thinking something went wrong when I did this? Is there a special way that the thermostat is supposed to be installed or does something need to be reset??




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 Post subject: Re: Overheating Issues
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:54 pm 
Oompa Loompa

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did you take the little hose off the housing when you refilled it , to let the air out . or it could be your radiator blocked with crap
 Post subject: Re: Overheating Issues
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:52 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Did you drill a small hole in the t'stat before fitting?????...( see pic ).....helps bleed air from the system and reduces heat shock at the radiator.......should be fitted this way up.



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