"What are the disadvantages, if any,of running a motor without a
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From: nruff <email@example.com>
To: datsun list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000 9:45 AM
Subject: Thermostat stuck!
>What are the disadvantages, if any,of running a motor without a thermostat
>(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, I
>pulled out the thermostat and have left it out since. Now the motor seems
>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 again.
>What do ya think?