why Is It So ????
Ok surprise me !
EB1 3.9 Fairmont auto
Why is it that with a lower temperature thermostat, my car never reached past a quarter on the gauge if it got that high at all?
Now I have gone to the normal one, 92 degrees I think, it constantly rises to nearly three quarters sometimes slightly more.
Now I understand that it is closed when the engine is cold then opens once normal operating temperature is reached. It will close again etc if the tempurature falls below 92 degrees.
Using the same scenario if I had, say, an 80 degree one installed it would open sooner and remain open for longer however that does not explain the differing display on the guage. I would of assumed that if it reaches three quarters with the higher temp thermostat it would also reach the same with a lower temp thermostat as the engine operating temperature would be the same once they opened. But this is not the case.
Anyone care to enlighten me ?
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Last edited by kiwishau; 02-10-2004 at 22:20.