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Yes, you can drive a car without a thermostat. The thermostat function is to force the engine to operate at a specified temperature. Combustion engines are more efficient when operated hot. Of course too much heat is detrimental to the engines life. Drive it as long as you desire without the thermostat.

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When driving without a thermostat, you may notice a decrease in gas mileage or performance. This is because driving without a thermostat "tricks" your engine into thinking it is cold outside, causing it to adjust the gas mixing valve and push more fuel to the engine. Consequently, your engine will run too "rich" and performance will be affected.

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I wasn't too happy with the idea of driving this way, despite being assured it was fine, so I used the car as little as possible since. Thermostat and hoses are ordered now though, plus the temp sensor. Sensor wasn't an issue till a week later. That's why I was wondering if driving without the stat had any effect on causing the fault.

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and driving without a thermostat up there in the winter proves it. When I was a kid in Maine I used to drive an Austin healy Sprite in the winter with no top and a snowmobile helmet, but those days are gone.

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Driving without a thermostat. today i was changing out all the coolant out in my tj and i took the thermostat out so i could run the flush through to clean everything out easier and faster, then my father said on his car, up in northern michigan, in summer he took the thermostat out and his engine ran cooler. im going on a trip and will be ...

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This thermostat is for your conduit and conveniece only. Same goes for the thermostat on your air conditioner. The car will run fine without it. There is another thermostat on the radiator of the water cooling system. This thermostat displays the water temperature, often lacked as engine temperature, on the dash - usually, it's next to the fuel ...

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It is bad to run without the thermostat. Without the thermostat, the coolant can not absorb as much heat plus the coolant runs thru the engine too fast to absorb heat or cool in the radiator. This leads to overheating. You need to have the water drained and replaced with a 50% water to 50% antifreeze mixture.