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Old 05-02-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
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yesterday I had some time to kill so, I decided I'd go ahead and put the 180 T-stat in, no problems at first, Today I turn my car on (sat for about 3 hours) and the meter jumps up to 200 in no time at all, whats the problem? oh, I haven't added any water to the anti-freez yet either, just pure anti-freez as of right now.
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i put my 180 degree stat in to and it done the same thing the first time I ran it for like an hour... Now it doesn't do it.
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Pure antifreeze doesn't dissipate the heat as quickly through the rad as the proper mixture (which is 50/50). It is very important to mix this because it is the way this cooling medium was designed both for the cooling aspect as well as the anti-freeze aspect. Just one note....you didn't put the thermostat in upside down did you?
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i put my 180 degree stat in to and it done the same thing the first time I ran it for like an hour... Now it doesn't do it.
oh, what does your temp usually run now?
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Pure antifreeze doesn't dissipate the heat as quickly through the rad as the proper mixture (which is 50/50). It is very important to mix this because it is the way this cooling medium was designed both for the cooling aspect as well as the anti-freeze aspect. Just one note....you didn't put the thermostat in upside down did you?
don't think I did, pointy edge is the top right?
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Mine runs at about 180-190. I have seen it go up to about 195 in stop and go. With the 195 stat it would run at about 200-205 (still not bad for it though)
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After installation did you run the car to build pressure, shut off and bleed the air
from the bleeder screw on the thermostat housing?
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Alot of good advice here. Check it all.

Proper 50/50 mixture, and topped off.
Air bled from the system.
Thermostat properly installed and verified that it'* working properly.
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