Question about 1998 Chevrolet K1500
After replacement of waterpump and thermostats my vehicle started heating up to 117 degrees before it would drop down to mid 80s then wouldnt go over 92. Found last week that they fitted the thermostats in the wrong way around, I turned them around and also replaced coolant bottle cap but still have the same problem. Was chatting with Benimur and he suggested new thermostats or remove them totally, he mentioned you were also in Aust. so just thought I would ask your opinion if you dont mind
As we don't have major issues with engines running too cold in Au, you can do away with the thermostat. I don't remove them totally, you should always use a restricter plate(a thermostat with the valve part removed will do it) otherwise the water can circulate too fast and you actually lessen the cooling systems effectiveness. It is probable that the thermostat is faulty by the way it is behaving.
When you say the wrong way round, which side was the spring facing, the engine, or the radiator.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
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