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Nasty Thermostats?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by RoadWarrior, Oct 28, 2013.

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    the jiggly thing is an air bypass for initial bleeding, and also a reverse flow preventer.
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    I think this guy is making his own thermostat housing gasket for an Escort (doesn't say what car, but that's what it looks like to me):


    Which would be tempting if I could make one out of rubber (or whatever would last) and not use any sealant.
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    Got the old thermostat out. It's clearly a regular Stant. Almost exactly the same as the Superstat except for the juggle valve thing. Not in bad condition except for the actual rubber thermostat gasket which was terrible, and possibly leaking. It was also a 195 degree thermostat. Anyway, that's what Jasper uses or used in 2002. I don't see the extra three degrees making any difference.

    No broken thermostat housing bolts either. They came out easily, despite the fact that I put some RTV underneath the heads just to be extra paranoid about leaks (and I also put RTV on both sides of the paper gasket, as did at least two videos on Youtube that I watched). That and the thermostat housing seems OK too (and does rattle, like it's supposed to).
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    Only driven the car twice, but the heat come on WAY earlier than it used to. Even true for the first time I drove it. So far I'm really liking this new thermostat.

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