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Can I run the van with out a thermostat long enough to go 30 miles to get one?

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Here's the wikipedia buzz on thermostats:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermostat

It would be better to get one delivered or posted to you, most car spares shops have a pretty good delivery system.

If you do decide to run it, 30 miles is probably pushing it a bit soooooooooo keep an eye on the temperature gauge and take more water with you. Stop if it gets too hot (into the red) give it time to cool, replace any coolant if needed.

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The short answer is yes.. it will never get to proper operating temp.. but for a forty minute drive.. it won't hurt a thing.

I assume you have completely removed the thermostat.

A faulty thermostat.. if stuck open.. same thing.. you can drive it.. Howvever if stuck closed.. you could drive it until it started to get hot.. then pull over.. wait until it cooled off.. go again.. on one that is stuck closed it all depends on outside temp.. and how fast you are driving.. (how much air is flowling across the radiator).

Keep an eye on the temp gauge or indicator lamp.. and get that thing replaced..!

Good luck!

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