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A car thermostat accelerates car engine warm up and regulates its operating temperature. It maintains the minimum required operating temperature in an engine by regulating the amount of coolant sent to the radiator for c... More »

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A car can run without a thermostat. However, operating a vehicle without a thermostat may result in serious engine damage caused by the engine operating at too high a temperature. More »

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To replace a car thermostat, unbolt the gooseneck housing around the thermostat near the top of the engine, unbolt and remove the old thermostat and gasket, bolt in the new thermostat and gasket and reconnect the goosene... More »

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