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Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Sun May 19, 2013 8:19 pm

Hi guys,

Could someone tell me where the thermostat is and what's needed to remove and replace it please?

I know I'm going to need to refill the coolant a bit if its anywhere near the bottom of the engine.

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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby liteace » Sun May 19, 2013 8:28 pm

I think its at the front of the engine under the intercooler, I think thats where it was when I changed mine, 3 small bolts hold the top on, cant be 100% as it was 6 months ago and I cant remember yesterday
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Sun May 19, 2013 8:39 pm

Nice one thanks mate. Just got to find a decent replacement rather than having fords give me a new arsehole.
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby liteace » Sun May 19, 2013 8:45 pm

Not to bad I think from Fords, cant remember what I paid but it wasnt a fortune, I always find with things like that its best to go for original parts, engine running to cold is just as bad as engine running to hot and for the sake of an extra 20 quid its worth paying to have the engine running as it was designed to do
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Sun May 19, 2013 9:02 pm

Very true. I'm only thinking of replacing it as the van takes ages in winter to heat up I could drive a good 5 miles giving it the beans and it would still only just come up of bottom of the gauge. I've got an auxillary coolant heater that I've got to wire up and fit ready for next year but my mechanic mate said start with a new thermostat as his old tddi engine he's fitted to his van warms up within half a mile or so. Which mine still doesn't do even in the nice weather we've had lately.
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Wed May 22, 2013 4:46 pm

How much coolant am I likely to lose when I change te thermostat?
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby paul2012 » Wed May 22, 2013 8:56 pm

gt_addict wrote:How much coolant am I likely to lose when I change te thermostat?


Thermostat housing is bolted to the engine block

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It would be best to drain coolant system before replacing thermostat :wink:
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:31 pm

Sorry to revive this old thread.

But do I really have to drain the coolant out completely? Can I not get away with clamping the hose and removing any airlocks that are in it (if there are any)?
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby phil drew » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:32 pm

just changed mine 3 x 8mm bolts just let coolant come out top up after run for 3o mins thermostat didn't open so will take it for a quick run tomorrow and then top up
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby paul2012 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:56 pm

You don't have to drain the whole coolant system, It's something I normally do.

when removing thermostat you will lose a fair bit of coolant, due to the engine block & head is drained.
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby gt_addict » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:11 pm

I know they do take a while, it's an old style Diesel engine ;) but after a few miles the top rad hose is slightly warm so I'm guessing the stat is stuck open at least slightly.
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Re: Thermostat location and changing?

Postby maickhee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:09 pm

Ok, so WHERE is the thermostat LOCATED?????
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