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What does the thermostat do

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The thermostat will open once the water temp in engine block reaches the required temp and will open and shut as the engine temp changes whilst engine running. Also if water level was extra low it would pay to leave radiator cap off and engine running until working temp is reached and top up water until air bubbles stop coming up and out at cap. replace cap and ya good to go.

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