Replacing thermostat?

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Old 08 Aug 2005, 11:38 pm   #1 (permalink)
Hw
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Default Replacing thermostat?

I have a '98 Camry, LE V6. Mileage is 103k.

Should I go ahead and replace the thermostat? I might be going on a
long distance trip.

Water pump was replaced at 90k, along with timing belt.

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Old 08 Aug 2005, 11:42 pm   #2 (permalink)
Jason James
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"Hw" <localhost@com.com> wrote in message
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> I have a '98 Camry, LE V6. Mileage is 103k.
>
> Should I go ahead and replace the thermostat? I might be going on a
> long distance trip.
>
> Water pump was replaced at 90k, along with timing belt.
>
> Thank you.



Mines a '96 with the original t/stat. They have been known to fail, but its
relatively rare.

I'd do it the next coolant change.

Jason


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Old 09 Aug 2005, 10:21 am   #3 (permalink)
Travis Jordan
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Hw wrote:
> Should I go ahead and replace the thermostat? I might be going on a
> long distance trip.


If the thermostat were to fail (unlikely in the first place) it most
likely would fail in the open position. That's not a problem in the
summertime, especially when your proposed distance driving will allow
the car to fully warm up even with the open thermostat.

I'd wait until it fails.


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