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 Post subject: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:02 pm 
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hi.

changed the coolant today in a ed fairmont and no leeks with a new bottom radiator hose.

want to change the thermostat oneday and wondered wether you can put a icecream container under the housing to catch abit of coolant so it doesnt get into the distributor how would you catch the little bit of new coolant so you can put it back in
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:23 pm 
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When I did my thermostat I drained the whole cooling system by removing the radiator drain plug, with a big 15 litre bucket underneath to catch the coolant.

 

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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:39 pm 
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would a new 82 deg thermostat and new bottom hose make any diference to why the ed models gets warm in traffic or sitting still and not when your moving
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:56 pm 
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where on the ed sports dash would a 89 degree thermostat be compared to a 82 degree thermostat and does the heater work as good and what would the heater be like in a 89 degree thermostat
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I swapped the std 195F thermostat for a 180F (82C) thermostat, and would recommend it to anyone that drives their car hard.

 

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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:02 pm 
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what about a 190f thermostat compared to a 180f thermostat were would the temp gauge be in summer with that in a ed sports dash
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:39 pm 
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where on normal may a 190f (89 deg) thermostat may read in normal would it be o or r
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Now that i have an intercooler AND a transmission cooler infront of the radiator, i was thinking of changing to a cooler thermostat, something like a highflow Tridon TT2000-180deg or possibly 170deg. How low a temperature can you go before it start's being a bad thing?
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:40 pm 
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where on normal may a 190f (89 deg) thermostat compared to a 195f (91 Degrees) may read in normal on a ed sports dash
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:29 am 
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On EB to EL, just put a 12mm clear plastic hose into the expansion tank, shove in about 12" or so, and syphon out the coolant. This will lower it enough to not make a mess.
Have been doing this for years.

 

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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:40 pm 
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are these thermostats readily available?autobarn supercheap ect?
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:00 pm 
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is stant brand from auto pro a good brand or is dayco/tridon better is a 89 deg dayco brand going to matter
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Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:39 pm 
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is the stant brand good quality
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:23 pm 
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hi

does cutting a extra hole in the original ed shrouds and putting a small thermo fan along side the original fan clutch and using it as a aircon only fan help keep the eds running cooler with the original 91 deg thermostat if you just wire it up so it cuts in and out as the aircon cuts in and out and keep the original engine fan for the main cooling

whats the maximum size fan you can put alongside the original engine driven fans and does using it as a aircon only fan help keep them running cooler in summer with the aircon on idling if you keep the original engine driven fans too for the main cooling and use that and the assistant aircon only fan as well.

just wondering
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 Post subject: Re: thermostat replace
Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:31 am 
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if you want to keep the fan clutch will putting a small 7-9 inch small thermo fan beside the original fan clutch on the original shroud make any diffrence in summer with the aircon on idling heard of a small aircon thermo fan in the vn/vp v8 with the fan clutch to keep it cooler with the aircon on
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