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Old 03-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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thermostat issues

Guys, just replaced my radiator and thermostat, but now sometimes my VX takes 10-15 minutes to warm up on cold mornings. Is there any other culprit that might be causing this besides the thermostat?

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: thermostat issues

Hose routing? I know the vx has that funky routing; the lower outlet on the radiator feeds the thermostat housing and the upper outlet feeds the front of the block, etc.
Otherwise, make sure it's the right tstat, etc. It could be a failed tstat from the factory, although that would be rare. Did you use a gasket around the new tstat?
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Re: thermostat issues

yep i used a new gasket and the thermostat is 180,
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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Re: thermostat issues

hmm well as you know most tstats nowadays are made in india, thier quality control is crappy. to test to see if its functionign correctly take it outa the car and dangle it touching a pot of water on the stove. turn on said stove with a termometer in it and see when it pops open. my guess it aint gonna be 180 as my expereince 1/2 are bad from the start
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will do, i should have done that before i put it in
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