Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester
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There are idiots out there that will try and fix an overheating vehicle that way. Unless it was a bad thermostat, it does not work. Also idiots that think a cooler running engine is better....
I am thinking about just how no longer having a thermostat would affect various HG issues, in particular a cylinder to coolant passage combustion leak.... Having constant circulation of coolant might actually keep the exhaust gasses from building up excessively in one location in the coolant passages (which could occur when an engine is still cold and the thermostat is closed)...
Guess you won't know till you replace and see what happens. After you are sure that you've burped all the air out (the Lisle radiator funnel is a totally cool useful tool when dealing with radiators that are hard to burp, and/or maybe putting exhaust gasses into the coolant), then see if you are getting bubbles into the coolant overflow tank when you run it hard. If the car is not hot, but its bubbling into the tank, that's a dead givaway for a HG leak from cylinder to coolant passage.
05 Forester x, 14 Prius, 12 Leaf, 65 Ford F100
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