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So i get about 1 mile out to work and i notice im yet to get heat from my vents. I already knew something was up. So i watch the thermometer climb till it gets to almost H. Pull over water coming out the reservoir cap. Checking around to see whats up. I place my hand on the main line going from drivers side of engine to passengers side of radiator and its cool not warm at all.

All and all im pretty sure that its the thermostat. Seeing is how when they fail they fail closed.

Question is, is this more than likely the issue, if not what else. Also already in the mix of replacing the T-stat to throw in boiling water and running into issues removing it from the housing. Any pointers to get this sucker out.


that is as far as i have made it.
 

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Make sure you can get a new gasket (o-ring) and cut the oring and it should come out. I bought an NPI intake from someone on this site and the thermostat was married to the crossover, someone tried to remove the thermostat and it was toast. I pried the oring out and played around with the thermostat and it came out without gouging or screwing up where it mounts.
 

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little bit of pb blaster soaked will help a lot.
 

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Ok so i did manage to get the thermostat out after a few slices of the razor. So then i placed it into a pot of boiling water to see how well it opened.



It opened up a little... picture is bad quality. But is it supposed to open up greatly or does that picture seem correct?



this shows you the amount that it opened up. With my awesome MS Paint skillz :D
 

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replace it they only cost like $8... $12 for the fail-safe version.
 

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Sounds exactly like a failing thermostat, replace it and you should be good as long as it hasn't been overheated extremely.
 

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Ah yes that was what the issue was. All and all it cost me $20 for the Thermostat, O-Ring and Coolant. Thank god it wasnt something expensive for once :D
 
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