Cheap Thermostats

Fans, radiators, heaters, e-fans, cooling issues, air conditioning...
KiwiDave
Posts: 1763
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:07 pm
Location: Feltham, Southwest London

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:50 am

In my spares dept, I have a Continental Direct thermostat. It comes with the most comprehensive set of gaskets ever including 6 paper gaskets and 2 rubber rings as well. It has Motorad stamped on the housing but no mention of opening temp. I nicked one of the gaskets for my recent thermostat swap.
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

TOOL
Posts: 2509
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am
Location: Var, France (ex NZ, ex UK)

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by TOOL » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:23 am

You know what a motorad is, right?

Thomas!
Back in sunny France

User avatar
spirit r
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Location: Germany Black Forest
Contact:

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by spirit r » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:00 am

TOOL wrote:You know what a motorad is, right?Thomas!
I don't know Andy.
I know Motorrad is the german Word for motor-cycle right?
Thomas
Any picture to explain the sealing different between fb +FC Thermostat housing?

TOOL
Posts: 2509
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am
Location: Var, France (ex NZ, ex UK)

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by TOOL » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:48 am

spirit r wrote:
TOOL wrote:You know what a motorad is, right?Thomas!
I don't know Andy.
I know Motorrad is the german Word for motor-cycle right?
Thomas
Any picture to explain the sealing different between fb +FC Thermostat housing?
Pretty close lol
Back in sunny France

TOOL
Posts: 2509
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am
Location: Var, France (ex NZ, ex UK)

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by TOOL » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:42 am

A7RXY wrote:Andy are you saying that these will not fit ?
FB only has slight recess to retain the thermostat. See Dave's third pic down here:

http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=618&p=30177#p30177

FC (S5) and FD have much deeper recess to retain the oring. You can see one here (scroll down):

http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=213405
Back in sunny France

User avatar
A7RXY
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 am
Location: Upminster, Essex UK

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by A7RXY » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:13 am

Thanks Andy, I did chk the dims with one I found on another web site, so will wait until they are delivered and take some photos.

Dibs

User avatar
A7RXY
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 am
Location: Upminster, Essex UK

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by A7RXY » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:20 pm

Hi All, this is what turned up today, it has 82 degrees C on the top.

Dibs

Image


Image

TOOL
Posts: 2509
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am
Location: Var, France (ex NZ, ex UK)

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by TOOL » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:54 pm

Just make sure it clears the outlet properly. If they sit too high, you won't get the outlet bolted down over the top of it correctly.

The FC outlet has more space over the top of the thermostat.

Don't use the rubber ring.
Back in sunny France

User avatar
A7RXY
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 am
Location: Upminster, Essex UK

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by A7RXY » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:58 pm

Thanks Andy I'll chk it against the original one when I take it out. it's off the road from 1st Sept so I have plenty of time.

Dibs

User avatar
spirit r
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Location: Germany Black Forest
Contact:

Re: Cheap Thermostats

Post by spirit r » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:09 pm

A7RXY wrote:Thanks Andy I'll chk it against the original one when I take it out. it's off the road from 1st Sept so I have plenty of time.Dibs
Some picture from both so we can see the different!
Thomas

Post Reply