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Old 02-05-2006, 05:41 PM
classic320i classic320i is offline
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Exclamation RE: thermostst replacement 1980 320i

for anyones info the thermostat is a sealed unit and most places try to sell you the thermostat that requires a gasket (generic) but the fact is that the whole "T" fitting. it connects 3 hoses. 1 from bottom of rad, one from water pump and one that goes to the head. the part is about 50 bucks canadian but make sure you are getting the whole t because there is nowhere to put the thermostat and gasket that most places will sell you for cheaper.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:00 AM
jbob jbob is offline
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ouch, where are you buying your thermostats?
you can get them from online parts stores for around $20 (for 71, 75, or 80 degree thermostats)
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