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thermostat questions

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From: Sachelle Babbar <sbabbar@iris.nyit.edu>
To: quattrolist <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 8:37 AM
Subject: thermostat questions

>I've heard that it may be helpful to drill an extremely small hole in to
>the thermostat to help purge air from the system. Is this good?

Avi was right. It's not a good idea to drill a hole in it. An old mechanic's
trick on cars that had problems purging the air out of the system was to use
two aspirins to block the thermostat open. The aspirins desolve and the stat
functions normally. OK, this will get a lot of mail saying the increased
acid will shorten the life of the cooling system. Maybe you can use one
aspirin and one Tums.

Bob Cummings 87 Coupe GT 113,000 mi