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bhazard

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thermostat question
« on: May 19, 2009, 06:19:00 AM »

Do our cars take the standard single-stage thermostat you see in 99% of engines? Like this one:  


Or do they take a two-stage stat like the festivas/b3 engines take?

 


I know if you use a regular stat in the festivas you get pretty much no heat.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 10:53:00 AM »

I've always replaced with the standard
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 11:08:00 AM »

Okay, I just got mine out, it was in fact a dual stage. The big side was stuck wide open. I managed to get it back closed, and boiled it in water, and both sides opened and closed fine. I dont think Ill risk putting it back in though. Ill just hold on to it. Rockauto has the dual stage motorcraft for festivas but I dont know if its the same. Ill just stick my standard replacement in.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 05:21:00 AM »

zxtuner carries the 180 and 170 degree thermostats ...our thermostat is the same as an escort zx2 thermostat..

http://zxtuner.com/product.sc?categoryId=22&productId=115
this is the 180 thermostat........

http://zxtuner.com/product.sc?categoryId=22&productId=117
and heres a 160 version .. you wont have any heat...
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 08:22:00 AM »

i run a 160 fail-safe... i get enough heat when i want it
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 10:29:00 AM »

yea i run one of zxtuners thermostats (the 180)
and i get heat in the winter but you gotta let it warm up ...
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 12:17:00 PM »

I ran a 160...no heat...sucked. Torture in the winter. 180 is ok I'm running stock for now.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 04:46:00 PM »

i wonder if thats why mine had no heat when i bought it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 07:07:00 PM »

it could have been. was the car modified when you bought it?
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 08:35:00 AM »

i got it from an old guy, but i think the person he got it from modified it because it had a manual boost controller on it wired incorrectly and had a cold intake. not things a old guy puts on a car.
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