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PhilipWOT
04-11-2008, 09:19 PM
...or at least I think it must be. :dunno:
My coolant temp guage won't get all the way vertical. If normal operating temoerature is "12:00" on the guage, mine won't go past 10, and it takes a long time to get there. I'm going to put a new t-stat in at work tomorrow and cross my fingers.

Ryan M
04-11-2008, 09:21 PM
Sounds like a classic stuck t stat. Install a new one and be done with it.

PhilipWOT
04-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Lame. Well at least it didn't fail while closed (that would suuuuck)

Ryan M
04-11-2008, 09:45 PM
Lame. Well at least it didn't fail while closed (that would suuuuck)

Yeah if it was stuck closed you'd have a real problem.

e36m34life
04-12-2008, 06:19 AM
Yeah I wasn't so lucky with mine, it got stuck closed, and the motor started to overheat.

da geez
04-12-2008, 06:22 AM
They almost always fail closed. I would like to see a picture of what you pull out of there if it's not too much trouble.