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#1 Posted : Friday, 10 September 2010 11:59:58 PM(UTC)
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Well so anyways the thermostat seemed to be sticking, from a cold start it would overheat until I gave it a bit of a blat and the temperature guage would settle down to a comfortable 1/4 way mark for the rest of the trip. So I took it out, scratched my head a little at the large pebble that seemed to be jammed in it before throwing it over my shoulder and putting a new one in. Only the engine seems to be running too hot now, in traffic it will sit between half way and 3/4 up the temp guage. What are the chances that a brand new thermostat will be incorrectly set? According to the Tridon website it is the right one for a Holden 308.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, 11 September 2010 1:46:31 AM(UTC)
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Hi,my hx runs 3/4 all the time(dont like it)but thats the gauges response.If its not overheating I would say its good to go.thermo opens at 81-83c...fully open at 94c...normal operating temp is..about 94c.hope this helps.

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#3 Posted : Saturday, 11 September 2010 5:29:32 AM(UTC)
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Try a cooler thermostat?
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#4 Posted : Saturday, 11 September 2010 5:51:26 AM(UTC)
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I now use High Flow Thermostats. In Trident talk, TT2000XX The XX being the temp.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, 11 September 2010 9:05:30 PM(UTC)
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Inaccurate gauges, particularly when only indicating Cold to Hot, are only a guide. Using a hand held infrared temp sensor pointed at the thermostat housing will clarify what the actual water temp is at. Or fit a correctly calibrated gauge to the car. Thermostats are available for many temp ranges. Maybe find where old one landed & see what range that was then get one the same.

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