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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Cold Thermostat - Where ?
Thanks for the replies fellas . . .
Seems I got screwed every which way in my info on this one.
Of the two stores I called (which didn't have cold thermo's available apparently), it seems that they were both quoting me on I6 thormostats. Which is strange given I asked for "Ford Falcon EL V8 thermostat".
Anyways, I figured I'd go in person to repco (one of the two I called). Once there, they realised it was an I6 i'd been told about, but then said the only way to change the thermostat in a V8 was to get a new thermostat *and* housing, for $160. Needless to say I left.
Finally I found sanity at Pacific Spares (waitara), who not only knew what I was talking about, but had 3 different temps available . . .
So I got the coldest available as an experiment (at something like $10 each I figure I can afford to experiment a little :) and throw if its too cold...
I think figure that my old thermostat is probably a little wobbly, and not opening up as much as it should, so Soxx is probably right, and the cold one will be too much . . . but I guess we will find out eh ? :)
(radiator flushing is on my list of christmas break amusement anyhow)