Fordmods Logo

thermostat 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: thermostat
Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

hi guys, dont want to use ford thermostats. want to use aftermarket.

what after market brands are there.

i know theres tridon, slant, dayco.

what aftermarket brand do you reccommend of thermostat.

is there a gasket between the top and bottom thermostat housing or is it only a o ring.

does it matter if it doesnt have the pin in the housing as i was told it didnt.

how long does it have to take for the temperature gauge to read operating temperature as my gauge works but never gets in the low normal just stays in cold area
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:15 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 14th Nov 2006

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Sounds like your thermostat is stuck open. My EF had the same problem until I fixed it last weekend.

I used a Dayco, it was what the bloke behind the counter at Repco gave me.

Only the o-ring is supplied. I didn't use a gasket but used that blue gasket sealer between the metal surfaces.

My car takes a couple of minutes to creep up into normal in the morning while warming up at about 1500 rpm.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

does the dayco one have the pin in it. is the slant one any good to use or is the dayco better.

where in the gauge does it read. my hoses only seem to just get warm.

im putting thermo fans in and im trying a new thermostat. using a 92 degree one and a tridon tfs 148 switch for the fans.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:06 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 14th Nov 2006

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I'm sorry but I don't know what you mean by the thermostat having a pin. Maybe another forum member can help you there.

Before I replaced the thermostat the temp needle would stay in the "C" area of the gauge. It would creep into Normal if I was stuck in traffic.


Now that it's fixed, it stays on the "A" in Normal.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:47 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

is there such thing as a gasket between the top and bottom housings or not.

what i mean is a bleeder pin hole somewhere on those thermostats
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:52 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 86

Joined: 1st Aug 2008

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: EF fairmont + upgrades

Location: Werribee
VIC, Australia

bluemax selant works a treat

t_sar wrote:
Sounds like your thermostat is stuck open. My EF had the same problem until I fixed it last weekend.

I used a Dayco, it was what the bloke behind the counter at Repco gave me.

Only the o-ring is supplied. I didn't use a gasket but used that blue gasket sealer between the metal surfaces.

My car takes a couple of minutes to creep up into normal in the morning while warming up at about 1500 rpm.

 

_________________

need a rotisserie for a classic resto 0471525912 Tom

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:54 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 86

Joined: 1st Aug 2008

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: EF fairmont + upgrades

Location: Werribee
VIC, Australia

only new to fords but on most cars you can make one out of an old cornflakes box if it needs it

fairmont1 wrote:
is there such thing as a gasket between the top and bottom housings or not.

what i mean is a bleeder pin hole somewhere on those thermostats

 

_________________

need a rotisserie for a classic resto 0471525912 Tom

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:57 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 19

Joined: 14th Nov 2006

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

The thermostat did have pin hole and you can get a gasket if you choose to.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 5889

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: '14 Grand Cherokee

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

mums ED has the same problem... hmm stuck open. the thermostat is only a few months old :evil: ah well will have to get a new one.

 

_________________

11/93 ED OPT20 GLi | Full Boat Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DStirrup, Google [Bot] and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:09 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names