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After changing thermostst check engine light is on and engine is not heating as usual

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Did you "burp" the engine?
When you change the thermostat, you will lose coolant in the process. To fill it again, you must leave the radiator cap off, turn on the heater full blast, and run the engine on a medium idle for about 5-10 minutes and keep adding collant until there are no more air bubbles.
This will purge the system of accumulated air.

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Check for bad headgasket.

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