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Old 04 September 2016, 16:31   #1
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This one IMO needs 'outing', given that he thinks it runs like a dream.
Lets see how long it takes someone to spot why this guy shouldn't be allowed anything sharper than a jelly baby.
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Old 05 September 2016, 13:33   #3
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self tapper in stat housing?
Yep, self tapper holding the stat open...
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You wonder why someone would bodge in such an obvious place, better off just chucking stat (if that's your thing) or taking centre out of it if you want to restrict the flow.
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Yep agree I think it would be very worth while from all perspectives


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Forgive my ignorance, I'm not a mechanic, what is the self tapper keeping open ?
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Forgive my ignorance, I'm not a mechanic, what is the self tapper keeping open ?
It's the thermostat housing and someone on here correct me if I'm wrong as I too am not a mechanic but it appears that the owner used the screw to prevent the thermo from being stuck open which makes the engine run too cool which causes the engine to run too rich which really reduces performance efficiency.

It's normally not a big deal to replace the thermostat with a thermostat kit which the seller opted to not do. You now have to wonder if the rest of the engine has been abused and if it has experienced overheating.
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