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There is a piece of metal I don't know it's name but it's where the thermostat connects. does it Effect the Temperature of the engine....... thank you......

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  • muath kuhail Jul 04, 2010

    I've been a hard time solving the temperature of mu engine the mechanic told me There is a piece of metal I don't know it's name but it's where the thermostat connects with the engine.my question is does this piece Effect the Temperature of the engine....... thank you......

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Hello my question is does the thermostat have anything to do with the temp in the inside of the car, meaning warming the inside of the car up or is it just used to kool the engine??

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If you are talking about a thermostat housing then yes, it does affect the temperature of the engine. the thermostat housing holds the thermostat and has one of the radiator hoses attached to it, it also attaches to the engine block or probably one of the engine heads.

If this isn't the part you are talking about then you might want to take a picture of the part in its proper location, host it on one of the many free image hosting sites, and attach it to your question or type the link in the question so that we can better help to find the part you are inquiring about.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

A thermostat keeps an engine from overheating by opening and allowing heated engine coolant to flow into the radiator, which cools the engine coolant, thus reducing engine operating temperature. If it is stuck then it would cause your car to overheat

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  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2010

    Are you talking about the metal that covers the thermostat housing held on by two or three bolts?

  • muath kuhail Jul 04, 2010

    no i'm talking about the piece that connects the piece surrounding the thermostat to the engine .

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