Re: stupid question thermostat direction
John Robertson wrote:
> please tell me which way the thermostat goes in ,is it with the spring tail
> to the block or the head opening side to the block .Which way does the
> water flow out of the block or into the block at the thermostat? .I have a
> 187 and a 192 degree thermostat and had so much bothers with the bolts
> seizing up I forgot which way it was originally .TOLD YOU IT WAS A STUPID
> QUESTION and I do feel stupid .
Not as stupid as putting it in the wrong way. Think of it this way:
The thermostat tries to keep the engine temperature constant. So the
sensing part of the thermostat has to be toward the engine. Coolant
then has to flow out of the engine there, or the cool coolant passing
over the thermostat will cause it to close immediately. The temperature
sensing side of the thermostat is the one with the wax pellet and
spring. Also, your thermostat may have a small hole with a "jiggle pin"
- turn the thermostat so that's at the high point, this is to help burp
the air out of the system.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
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