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Modified thermostat

Discussion in 'General' started by Vxutehrt, Oct 5, 2019.

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    Vxutehrt New Member

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    Hi guys just removed and replaced my thermostat in vu ute Ecotec and found that someone had modified it so there's no centre or anything in it at all just a thermostat case.
    Any ideas why this was done the car wasn't overheating as such just boiling over its overflow and losing a bit of coolant so I just thought replacement of radiator cap and new thermostat with a flush but now I'm suspicious
     
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    I'll post a photo of it but Im worried previous owner has done this to hide something as I got the car almost too cheap
     
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    Removing the guts from thermostats is usually done to alleviate/assist with some form of overheating.
     
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    I've just been for a drive and it sits about 94c unless I thrash it then it goes up to about 110c before fans bring it back to mid 90s is this normal?
    No more bubbling from overflow and pressure in hoses is good again
     
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    Something still wrong the car just got to 120c really quick and now the radiator cap is cold to touch but hoses are red hot and pressurized I bled the thermostat from air.
    Not sure what's happening it's frustrating me
     
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    I will remove and test thermostat and maybe put this modified one back in but not sure about it will take it to mechanic when I can afford it next week
     

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