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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:45 pm 
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my current one is pretty shagged. where abouts can i get a new one from?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:04 am 
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bursons, repco, i got mine from ford, from memory it only cost me $11 but yeh any aftermarket one will do

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:06 am 
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nice . so is it model specific or universal?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:04 am 
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kezz wrote:
nice . so is it model specific or universal?


yeh they are model specific, just tell em what make model and year the car is and ask for the right thermostat. id give yo the part n. but i can remember it. maybe have a look in the part no. section

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:06 pm 
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Go genuine, they are a better more reliable thermostat.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:20 pm 
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i got a question about thermostat's...

just went for a drive in dads car, about 15-20 mins, the temp guage was going from the R to the M i think... now thats abit too hot isnt it? i think thats around the 95-100 degree range? now the temp does go up and down, this could be the thermostat opening?

either way, apparantly the thermostat was checked awhile back and they said it was fine.. could it just be a high rated one? opening at like 98degrees or soemthing?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:24 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
i got a question about thermostat's...

just went for a drive in dads car, about 15-20 mins, the temp guage was going from the R to the M i think... now thats abit too hot isnt it? i think thats around the 95-100 degree range? now the temp does go up and down, this could be the thermostat opening?

either way, apparantly the thermostat was checked awhile back and they said it was fine.. could it just be a high rated one? opening at like 98degrees or soemthing?


98 is too high! last thing you want in a I6 is a higher running temp, should be 92.
On a cold start you can usually see the thermostat opening and closing, as the engine & radiator temp stabilises the temp gauge should also.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:13 am 
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On EF & EL's the Temp guage on the dash should generally only sit between the A and M. Whether it is a cold day or Hot one

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:27 pm 
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I'd get a slighty cooler thermosate for a ef/el ... all 90% of the ef/el's that come though here seem to always sit a bit high on the temp gauge ..
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:35 pm 
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http://norcom.net.au/~bpt/index.htm

This place has got some good thermostats. They allow the engine to get out of the rich cold start loop but not as hot as a stock Ford thermostat.
Better engine performance slightly.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:25 pm 
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so a thermostat that opens at about 92 degrees would be the best?

what was the stock ford thermostat in an EF2 fairmont opening at?

i was just taking a stab at 98 degrees where it opens because the guage was hitting R and then dropping to M, and when i have taken it for a run round the street the diagnostic mode on the dash tells me the temp fluxuates between probably 92ish and about 100 degrees

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:02 pm 
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Yeah if it is hitting "R" with a 92 degree Thermostat and staying their for any length of time then you might haveCooling System Issues and you might need to get it checked out by a Rad specialist.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:37 pm 
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im nto sure of the thermostat in there, im guessing its the one that came with the car, hasnt been replaced to my knowledge. the rad should be fine, it would only be a year or 2 old tops, was a brand spankers.

is there anyway to tell by looking at it what it opens at?

it will hit R but i dont think it goes below M, when cruising on the freeway it might hit A, havnt driven it on the freeway in a while

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Get one from that link I put up. Those guys live and breathe Fords. I'm getting them to help me with my wondering temp gauge.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:10 pm 
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i'd be replacing it asap, only $10 from ford.

 

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