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temperature /thermostat issues
« on: 19 April, 2015, 08:48:50 PM »
I recently put a sr20ve in my p10 and put in a new thermostat at the same time{repco one} temp gauge gets to half way then drops down to cold and starts again fans work fine top and bottom hose same temperature  engine is warm as well could the new thermostat be at fault it was the one repco recomended



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Re: temperature /thermostat issues
« Reply #1 on: 19 April, 2015, 11:53:44 PM »
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Re: temperature /thermostat issues
« Reply #2 on: 20 April, 2015, 08:28:54 AM »
it was the one repco recomended

There's your problem right there... as above, go with a genuine Nissan one.  It definitely sounds like the Repco one is faulty.
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Re: temperature /thermostat issues
« Reply #3 on: 20 April, 2015, 11:17:18 AM »
Also you might have a massive air bubble in there, which might be caused by incorrect coolant filling procedure or thermostat installation (you must remove the bleeder screw on the thermostat housing when you fill coolant and have the jiggle valve at the top of the thermostat when you put it in). Also, "aftermarket" thermostats are crappy and the seals perish quite quickly. The top radiator hose should be a bit hotter than the bottom one after driving around for a bit.

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