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Took out my thermostat housing and look what I found? haha

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  1. MalayCooper

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    Anyway, did some DIY this past weekend coz the car was overheating in stop-go traffic but would run real COLD (like in the blue) when going on the highway even though it was 35C outside.So... took out the thermostat housing (which is corroded and brittle anyway) and here are some pictures:[​IMG][​IMG]Thermostat housing (Whats left of it)and check out the thermostat! I was expecting to see "Made in WEST Germany" as it looks like it was never changed since 1980... [​IMG] [​IMG]Note the "see thru area" at the top of the stat... the thermostat was stuck partially open! It would not close fully/wont open either LOL. No wonder it was running hot in traffic... Rm35 solution...Syed
     
  2. astroboy

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    Send it for refurbishment and pasang balik.. or frame it up and hang on the wall as memorabilia.. haha! :4

    U didn't take photo of the new parts? boleh tengok beza ma.. :4:
     
  3. MalayCooper

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    havent bought the new parts LOL
     
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    what the..

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  5. pussy

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    the housing can be ordered via inner power on the last time i bought in 2007. it cost RM200.00 that time, now i dun know.. thermostat is cheap.

    inner power 0362517677 - Mr. Tang
     
  6. Strider74

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    A piece of history, before the Berlin Wall fell.
     
  7. MalayCooper

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    Thanks. Bavarian Auto Parts has them, Rm200 housing, Rm34 Thermostat. Just that I dont have time off of work to "lari" and buy them. Will do so this weekend and get the car running :rock:

    Syed
     
  8. -fm-

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    I am using a 71degrees celcius rating thermostat for tropical weather. Quick warmup and no overheating in traffic. I think
    yours is the same size thermostat with my E21.
     
  9. Tor

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    Out of experience, i think i would have gone for original thermostat. You can see that the old one is from the original engine, in other words good quality. When my 730i was overheating, first thing that was changed was thermostat. As car shortly after continued to overheat, we started to look for other faulty items. Thousands of RM later, everything was changed, including a new head. Finally they realized that the UNORIGINAL thermostat that they changed, in the first place was faulty. Lot´s of wasted money just because the garage wanted to save me a buck.
     
  10. MalayCooper

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    I bought new 80C Thermostat, made in Germany :)

    Anyway, During lunch break today, I went ahead and polish the thermostat cover LOL

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MalayCooper

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    All ready for Saturday DIY session :)

    [​IMG]

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    The only "non-made in germany" item is the Toyota Coolant :) That is THE best coolant for our 35C weather hands down. Its been used from Mercs to Ferraris.

    Cant wait for Saturday! :buttrock

    Syed
     
  12. MalayCooper

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    Assembled and ready for installation :)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Tor

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    Beautiful... :) put it into the M30 and go for a good sunday run.. Put a bit of grease on the bleed screw. Had to change a few of these due rust.
     
  14. -fm-

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    Unlike me, you're very neat and detailed prep :)
     
  15. MalayCooper

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    Happy to update that the car ran great last nite :)
     
  16. Tor

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    Hope you will have many trouble free miles ahead of you, with sheer driving pleasure. I would like to get my hands on a classic soon.
     

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