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Old 03-07-2003, 04:54   #1 (permalink)
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Cooling System Question

Hi all,
I have had my EBII Fairmont 4 days now and tomorrow I plan to flush the radiator, add coolant and was wondering about changing the thermostat. The engine temp is reading about the "N" mark on "normal" and that is around town and highway driving (if you can call it a highway in NZ...not exactly the Gateway :-), so it is running quite cool compared with my ol' EA which never went past centre. All the hoses are in very good condition, look and feel quite new.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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fit a dual acting 92 degree thermostat
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My fairmont also sits just on the N mark also (94 ED) has done this ever since I had extractors and exhaust done so no it is most likely all good
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Follow the right procedure for topping up and bleeding air from the system. ie fill to half way up T stat housing before replacing T stat and T stat top housing. Run to hot with cap loose before tightening cap. If possilble have nose of car higher (park on a slope) so air will move top coolant overflow tank. Have heater on when filling etc And yes get a dual acting T stat.
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Thanks all for the tips. Have replaced the coolant and thermostat and all is well.
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