for refitting the thermostat
Angus Munro has a little tip, which
he modestly feels is not worthy of a workshop note, but perhaps useful for other
members. He decided to fit a new high flow thermostat and as it sits vertically
within a shallow recess at the front of the engine, he found that trying to keep
the thermostat within the recess while keeping the gasket and housing together
and controlling two CopperEase covered bolts and washers, was just too much for
this mere mortal. The solution was to put two dots of Superglue on the thermostat
flange, one at the top and one at the bottom. Then, a dot of the glue on the ears
of the gasket to the housing, and the job of fitting became simple.
says "a bonus here is that in years to
a future caretaker of the car will have something to talk about in the pub with
his chums. You see how considerate I can be?"
"fit the thermostat to the housing with the vent pin in the 12 o'clock position
sits vertically in the alloy housing.
to position the thermostat correctly can lead to air locks and overheating".