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cheesehead
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Post by cheesehead » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:30 am

Okay I will not be so sensitive.
I have had this engine in for three years and have not killed it yet and do not intend to...unless I don't get this thermostat figured out. I may need a new thermostat has anyone recently found one? Are there vendors that still have them because last I looked which was a while ago they were hard to find. I will be investigating mine on Thursday and will know then just why mine is not working right.

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Amskeptic
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:06 am

cheesehead wrote:Okay I will not be so sensitive.
But don't lose your heart . . . :flower:
cheesehead wrote: I have had this engine in for three years and have not killed it yet and do not intend to...unless I don't get this thermostat figured out.
Please let me know what you have observed as per our discussion. . .
When engine is stone cold, the little lever on the cross shaft should be tilting forward. After driving around for 5-10 minutes it should be closer to vertical. After you get home from driving around, it should be vertical-to-almost-tilting towards you, and should have a little clank when you let go of the lever as the fail-safe spring smartly opens it.
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