cooling system

Mike Miller mikemilr at
Wed Apr 9 10:50:24 EDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Link" <BrianL at>

> For what ever reason, IMO the thermostats tend to fail on the 20v
> engines more frequently than on the 10v engines.  My coupe gt never had
> a problem 170k and I think I changed it once during routine service.  My
> 20v failed open (temp gauge never made it to operating temp). I know a
> few other 3B's and AAN's that had the same failures.

I agree here - I go through a thermostat every couple yrs. All of them have
failed open. Easy to tell as *both* oil temp and water temp read low. Bad
MFTS will have only the water temp low with oil temp normal.

mike miller
helmville mt

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