[V6-12v] Thermostat lifespan
james_whitehouse1 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 20 06:48:46 EDT 2006
Mine's starting to get stuck open too (slow, although doesn't seem to be
fully so yet. However, looking back at the service history, etc. It looks as
if it's still on its original thermostat at 136,000 miles, so yes, I'd say
that 30,000 is a very early failure. As you say, it would make sense that
they last at least to the timing belt change intervals...
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> Behalf Of Tom Christiansen
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> Subject: [V6-12v] Thermostat lifespan
> It obviously figures that immediately after I replace my heater core,
> the thermostat is now stuck open prompting me to spend even more hard
> earned cash on that liquid Audi gold coolant. Dammit!!
> Anyway. It got me thinking: What's the average lifespan of a
> thermostat. Mine has a couple of years (2-3) and 30k miles on it. Is
> it normal for a thermostat to fail this early? I'd think it was
> designed to last at least 60k so it could be replaced along with the
> timing belt.
> At least it's stuck open. Not shut...
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