What thermostat is recommended? Last night I ordered a 192 degree (that's
what was listed in their system) "failsafe" thermostat at the local parts
store? They had 170 ande 180 degree units but only the higher temp was the
Thanks for all the replys. After all your comments, I'm glad I hadn't run
it very long without one.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Neuman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: nruff <email@example.com>; datsun list
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 2:20 AM
Subject: Re: Thermostat stuck!
> Hi Nathan,
> Um,.. I dont mean to be a smarty pants but why not take your
> old thermostat down to Grand Auto or whatever, find a 180 degree one that
> matches and pop it in?? It'll cost you under 5 bucks and away you can
> Thats what I did anyways??
> Daniel 69 2000
> At 11:28 AM -0500 4/13/00, nruff wrote:
> >What are the disadvantages, if any,of running a motor without a
> >(in the summer months anyway)?
> >Several weeks ago, while tuning my carbs, I reached over and felt the top
> >radiator hose--it was cold, but the rest of the motor was definitely HOT.
> >killed the key and could hear the coolant boiling inside the motor for
> >several seconds! (no apparent damage yet) After letting the motor cool,
> >pulled out the thermostat and have left it out since. Now the motor
> >to have no cooling problems. Obviously, it will take the motor longer to
> >reach operating temp but beyond that, is there really any harm to leaving
> >out? I definitely don't want to risk having the thermostat not open
> >What do ya think?