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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Brand New Thermostat bad?

Has anyone had a brand new thermostat not work from day one? I have Waxstat 88 celcius that I purchased and put in my truck when I did my water pump replacement. Ever since I have been having overheating issues. I just got around to pulling it and dropped it in a mug of water that was 210. Thing didn't budge at all. I am guessing that since it should open at 190 that it is bad. My question is has anyone ever just had a bad one right out of the box. Seems like they would be tested before shipped right?

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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:45 AM
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Old December 14th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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yep, that is why I always test them prior to install.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Thanks for the responses. It's enough that it has happened to others to ease my mind.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Pulled the rad and got it rotted, re-did all the hoses, new oil cooler lines, and replaced the stat. It was a bad stat. My friggin truck had been having weird cooling issues for about 4 months all because I got a brand new bad stat. F me.

BTW big thanks to ECR and Hans for the info on the diy cooler lines. Help like that really makes the forum worth it.
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Not right out of the box, but within a month. Stuck open.
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