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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 8 months 1 day ago #25814

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What's the automotive equivalent of an '82 KZ1300 thermostat? There's an old topic that says it's a Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2006-2009, but the flange diameter is wrong. I believe it should be 2" diameter, and the Mitsubishi is 2.2".

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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 7 months 4 weeks ago #25839

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Not sure if I'm thinking of the 1300 thermostat or not but there was a thread I read where the poster ground down the outer edge of the automotive thermostat to the required dia
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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 7 months 3 weeks ago #25846

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Be careful. Remember OEM tstat has two modes... warmup and normal, a 2-stage thermostat. I found a replacement that claimed to be OEM correct but it wasn't.. Single vs. dual stage. So the motor overheated.

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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 7 months 3 weeks ago #25847

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dcarver220b wrote: Be careful. Remember OEM tstat has two modes... warmup and normal, .


Isn't that how every thermostat works?
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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 2 weeks 5 days ago #27810

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(I know I'm resurrecting an old post, but...)

Not necessarily. For example the Cadillac 472/500 engines use a thermostat that has an extension on the bottom that moves with the main "valve," so when the engine is stone cold, the extension blocks a port under the thermostat, and 100% of the water goes right back to the engine so it warms up more quickly. I think that's what the "dual mode" thing is about.

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Automotive Equivalent for Thermostat 2 weeks 4 days ago #27818

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Why Have Four When You Can Have Six ?
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