Run Grand Am GT 3.1 without thermostat, just for a bit?
I have a leaking water pump because of backed up pressure. It just blew out and sprayed coolant all over. I suspect I need to replace the thermostat, may not be opening correctly. Obviously the pump too.
My question is...
Can I to try to remove the thermostat then run the engine from a cold start without it to relieve the pressure? I just need to drive it home like that, one time, about 4 miles. Then I can fix it properly.