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The old thermostat questions (again)

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You remove the valves, springs and pins not the thermostats themselves or you open the water channel to oil.

 

The inline stat contains a BTT 444880 cartridge,  being made by behr rated at 80c I can't find it online but it would normally be broken up into Behr 4.448.80 of you go by the usual part numbers.

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18 minutes ago, GoNz0 said:

You remove the valves, springs and pins not the thermostats themselves or you open the water channel to oil.

 

That,s what I was wondering about. Thanks.

I could convert my old one to be like this, using the inline stat. Following closely. 

Thanks for all the investigative work.

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FFS, the new stat leaks.. must have done the seal when it twisted.

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3 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

FFS, the new stat leaks.. must have done the seal when it twisted.

Well they was my blonde moment for the day, I twisted it and as it is keyed it lifted a little on one side, easy fix and pics taken

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By the way I have a complete kit spare as I nipped to TPS and got another, fitted it then realised the original was fine. The 27mm clamps are spot on so I have a pair of stainless worm drives as well.

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26 minutes ago, GoNz0 said:

Well they was my blonde moment for the day, I twisted it and as it is keyed it lifted a little on one side, easy fix and pics taken

 

So the element itself is working as a valve closing the coolant flow? Which way you installed it on the hose, sensing side on the bottom?

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18 minutes ago, Philpy said:

What does it run like now then mate 

 

I will let you know later as I haven't driven it yet!

13 minutes ago, Clavurion said:

 

So the element itself is working as a valve closing the coolant flow? Which way you installed it on the hose, sensing side on the bottom?

Yes and yes, it let's a trickle through so it should be spot on. It does have a flow arrow.

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1 hour ago, GoNz0 said:

I will let you know later as I haven't driven it yet!

Yes and yes, it let's a trickle through so it should be spot on. It does have a flow arrow.

 

Hopefully all works well :)

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well, if it works,  can we expect a nice concise post with parts required and how to guide? ;) 

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I haven't done mega miles on the test run, a 11 mile pootle to meet a fellow owner on the facebook group to scan his car then I attempted to get on the A52 but had to detour a few miles until I could get on it and open her up and the same again on the country back roads, this was the result when I pulled up at home.

 

Next week I will fetch my wife from work and sit in the rush hour so that should heat the box up but for now it's looking spot on!

 

After that a road trips in order before we do Cornwall next month, a 300 mile trek in the middle of the night should be fun :)

1 hour ago, Dotcom1970 said:

well, if it works,  can we expect a nice concise post with parts required and how to guide? ;) 

Total cost will be between £30-£35 if you account for coolant as well, I had some so todays cost was <£26 for a genuine VW stat from TPS and £3.69 for the 2 clamps.

 

I will see what I can muster up but I have took pics of the location and tbh if you are happy leaving the heat exchanger alone this isn't a bad job at all, just the radiator fan out to get working room. I had no option but to gut the exchanger as it had failed closed after fucking about with it!

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