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Old 11-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whould ant one happen to know how many miles a thermostat lasts? Mine has been in my car for about four years.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't think miles has alot to do with it, it's thermocycles, which is impossible to know. The original thermostat in my Nissan was 12 years old when I replaced it and I only did that when I was troubleshooting for an old radiator, it was probably still good. If it's still functioning, leave it alone.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It can last indefinitely.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you keep your fluid clean, use distilled water and a lube in the water, they can last like Casey said.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lasted for over 10 years on my g2 before i need to replace it, the one on my 99 g3 is still functioning.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why I ask is last weekend I was driving from D.C. and my temp rose pasted half way and I had to turn on my heater to get it to go back down.
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check if your fluid level if is good, check and see if your rad crack or something... flush the fluid, if it still happen, time to replace the thermostat.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Since this ios a thermo topic. I wanted to side bust in with a question. If the thermo fails, is it possible for my heater to fail? I replaced my radiator abaout three monthes ago and i always get a "cooler" than normal reading
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The heater would not fail...it would recieve coolant by the smaller hose. I think your coolant level could be low if the heater core is blowing cool air of it's block. Did you turn the heater on full heat when you changed the coolant?
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IOf your heater is not working it is likely that your radiator (not the resevior) is low on coolant. Could also be a waterpump
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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During cold temps (now through winter, early spring) my temperature gauge never really goes much futher past that solid white \ (slash) mark. If I let the car sit & idle, it will eventually go up to normal (just left of center) but once i start to drive again it'll go back down. To me it sounds like it's stuck open but I'm not sure...any input would be helpful, sorry for the thread jack
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Originally Posted by JonDubya on Nov/06/06
During cold temps (now through winter, early spring) my temperature gauge never really goes much futher past that solid white \ (slash) mark. If I let the car sit & idle, it will eventually go up to normal (just left of center) but once i start to drive again it'll go back down. To me it sounds like it's stuck open but I'm not sure...any input would be helpful, sorry for the thread jack
malfunctioning thermostat. My car did the same thing a while back. I ended up replacing the thermostat, it's normal now.
Thermostats have random life spans, similar to a lot of electronic devices or radioactive decay, which means it could fail anytime or last forever. It's like in any day of its life the probability of its failure is 0.001, independent on its past. In general, this possibilty is small, so thermostats last long time.
(from Physics class)
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thx...and uh, radioactive decay, or half lives, are fixed values...varying only between different material.
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Thx...and uh, radioactive decay, or half lives, are fixed values...varying only between different material.
What do you mean it's a fixed value? radioactive decay is a process. I was comparing life of a thermostat to that of a atomic nuclei in the process which is impossible to predict because it's random, independent on its past.

A 10 year old thermostat is as good as a brand new one.
A brand new thermostat can stop working properly the next day.
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