natewall1 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 15:25:04 EST 2003
I have 275,000 miles on the original one in my '85
Jetta TD, and I think its just beginning to get leaky
after 18 years.
--- Roger Brown <r.c.brown at ieee.org> wrote:
> cass wrote:
> > hi kids...
> > so..i was just curious...
> > why do some thermostats last seemingly forever and
> some not?
> > (ones attached to waterpump)
> > i had just replaced my thermo when i rebuilt the
> motor last year..
> > now it is stuck shut.
> > ive had them work for years,then slowly get old
> and tired..and not work efficiently anymore,(
> gawd..sounds like me :o/ )
> > but why do they sometimes just get stuck shut.?
> > not last very long?
> > seems nothing was obstructing the spring...
> > car hasn't been run dry or over heated..
> > nice diesel antifreeze in it.
> > any wisdom on this ? :o)
> Probably brand more than anything. I don't think
> I've ever had one fail in 3 VWs w/ 200K+ miles total
> on them, assume these were OEM t-stats in all cases.
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