[Vwdiesel] Re: 100,000 US Mandated Emissions Warranty?

Paul ptk9417 at ritvax.isc.rit.edu
Sat Jul 5 20:04:36 EDT 2003

On Thu, 03 Jul 2003 13:42:31 -0700
Michael Snow <mwsnow at cox.net> wrote:

> TexasTDI wrote:
> > My thermostat is stuck open in my Jetta.  In the summer the temp needle
> > never moves past the 1/4 mark driving down the road.  And this past winter I
> > had no heater at all.
> >
> > Most thermostats close-up when they fail.  This causes the motor to overheat
> > and can damage the motor.  VW is smart enough to design their thermostats to
> > stay open when they fail.

> Why would anyone spend all winter driving around with no heat to save
> $20?  I guess you're not up in north Texas, where I froze my butt off in
> the month of March some years back :-)

Didn't use the old cardboard infront of the radiator trick?  Worked wonders for me this past winter up here in ny.. Was too cold outside to change the thermostat...


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