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runnin to cool

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by fj624life, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. fj624life

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    i just got done rebuilding motor "head gasket" so it is all back together and it runs great but it won't get hot , air blows ok warm but it usually sits at 2nd line but only gets to first line. the only thing is i didn't replace the thermostat but i boiled it at 190 and it opened up i don't know if is stuck open now let me know thanks
     
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    that little rubber o ring/looking gasket did you put it on top of the thermostat:confused:
     
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    by the way i was wrong on the no pressure thing:beer:
     
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    there was no o ring
     
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    then thats a minor problem:D
     
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    [​IMG]#18 from specter( off road)
     
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    Like cruiser said, you just need that oring. Mine was missing as well, and the truck just wouldnt warm up all the way.
     
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    does that come with a new thermostat if you buy one i didn't see one when i tore it apart could that cause it not to warm up
     
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    that stat does not come with the ring.:frown: sadly its common for folks not to know that it takes it.i knew it but just took a year for me to get around to do it;p then i realized i had pressure
     
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    how much is that o ring and do i have to get it from spector because i get alot from them and i can't wait for a week is it ok to run it like that and ru sure that won't let it warm up why what does that o ring do
     
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    the oring allows the coolent to flow faster (versous the water going around the thermostat and traveling slowly so to speak)and more efficently. anotherwards when ALL of the coolent is being pushed into the thermostat it warms up faster.and yes you can drive it like this.just go to advance pay like 2 bucks and you will have it the next day if you do not want oem
     
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    so it does not go around the edge of thermo it just sits on top of thermo
     
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    yes ,just sit it down.dont be surprised if it makes things a little tighter
     
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    so it does not go around the edge of thermo it just sits on top of thermo
     
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    yes when you have it in your hand it will be obvious,just set it on top of the thermostat,it will do the rest
     
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    Yeah it just sits on top. Without it the water just flows around the thermostat and it acts like its stuck open.
     
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    this is the best sweet thanks alot will post and let you know whats up later thanks agian
     
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    big help for me too I've replaced mine twice and I'm tired of getting crummy mpg's from a cold engine. I might go check mine tonight.
     
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    hey just put o ring on and making sure it is right it sits right on top of thermo not around the buttom of thermo put it on the temp went up and the temp gauge read between 2nd line and 3rd line is that hot
     
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    it stays right in that area should i be worried