Stuck thermostat, or just winter? - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Stuck thermostat, or just winter?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 12-24-2009, 06:13 PM
  #11  
Senior Administrator



Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dark Side, NY
Posts: 16,101
Thanked 1,178 Times in 887 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I had the same symptoms as you mentioned a couple weeks ago. Pulled my t-stat, pushed on it, etc noticed that it "operated" fine, but I immediately seen the results when I put a new one in.

You should be able to find new vac lines at the auto store. Those plastic ones get pretty brittle when they are cold.
__________________
2002 S10 V8
Please do NOT PM technical questions
Please do not reply to posts older than 6 months
Mike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 06:16 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

I figured as much on the vacuum lines. One love tap with the ratchet and it snapped like a twig. The other ones already have cracked rubber ends, which I also taped up. We'll see how the car handles a couple hundred miles before Advance and AutoZone open up again on Saturday.
SignOfZeta is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 06:26 PM
  #13  
Senior Administrator



Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dark Side, NY
Posts: 16,101
Thanked 1,178 Times in 887 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yea, exactly, that'* about what it takes to break one of those things.

Have a safe trip and Merry Christmas.
__________________
2002 S10 V8
Please do NOT PM technical questions
Please do not reply to posts older than 6 months
Mike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 09:02 PM
  #14  
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 16 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Vacuum lines are easy. Pick up a generic kit and cut to size.
Danthurs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 02:15 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default Case closed.

Originally Posted by Mike1995 View Post
I had the same symptoms as you mentioned a couple weeks ago. Pulled my t-stat, pushed on it, etc noticed that it "operated" fine, but I immediately seen the results when I put a new one in.
Same here. The temperature went up to 180 and stayed there, even with the heater blasting. Thanks for all of the help, as usual. The howto and the diamond-shaped housing were all I needed.

Over a hundred miles later, the electrical tape seems to be holding the FPR vacuum line just fine, but I'm still going to replace it and a couple rubber boots after the holidays  new thread coming soon, when I'm less tired.
SignOfZeta is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
kparrent
1992-1999
26
11-05-2011 12:54 PM
MACDRIVE
2000-2005
14
10-23-2006 04:35 PM
MOS95B
Lounge
12
02-02-2006 01:07 PM
vital49
General GM Chat
4
07-02-2004 09:04 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread