Thermostat or not?

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Thermostat or not?

Post by peterbradbury » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi All,

I've been going through the cooling system this winter following some overheating last summer. The coolant in the car hasn't been changed for quite some time, however what came out didn't look to bad. Today I've had the thermostat housing off, as I'm intending to order new cooling hoses etc tomorrow to go with the newly re-cored radiator, and much to my surprise there wasn't one! Now I know with Minis which I'm used too, people spend a huge amount of time arguing over whether to run one or not. My question is simple enough, would people recommend running one in the V6 Coupe or not? The car has run happily enough without for several years (although with no working temperature gauge I don't know at what temperature!).

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Peter


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Thermostat or not?

Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:15 pm

Yes fit one. It was probably removed to mask an issue, which you seem to be adressing.


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Thermostat or not?

Post by peter freeman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 pm

82 deg stat and do fit one otherwise in the winter the engine will never get hot enough



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Thermostat or not?

Post by peterbradbury » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:42 pm

Thanks, I'll make sure I get one ordered with everything else!


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