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Old 08-27-2015, 03:17 AM   #1
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Where is the calorstat ?

Hello. I am looking for the calorstat ( I don't know if it is the good name in english = thermostat for regulation of water temperature ) on the 454 ???
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:51 AM   #2
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The thermostat should be located in the thermostat housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:50 AM   #3
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It is in a case ? Is somebody knows the part number ? Is there few gap of temperature available and which one is the best ? Thank you. Marc
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It is available in 160, 180, and 195 degree temperatures.
Which one you need depends on what application it is needed for.
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I live in a tempered country ( 30C in summer, - 10C maximum in winter....) so ?
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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....so, I think the good one is 195F . No ? Please can you give me some informations about model or mark ? Thank you. Marc
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:43 AM   #7
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Pull the old one out and see what it says. Typically, a non fuel injected engine would use a 180 degree thermostat. Pollution control required higher water temperatures to work well. Pull the old one out and it should have the temperature in degrees F that it is designed to open at. Stant makes a good thermostat. Any online autoparts dealer in the US should be able to get you one.


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Old 09-08-2015, 01:48 AM   #8
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Ouf, the part numbers list of Stant is... a little bit long. I think my only solution is to pull out the thermostat ........
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In the USA all you do is tell them the year it was built and the engine size and what temperature you want and they just bring you one. I am sure you can order from places like.

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:18 AM   #10
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I don't find Chevrolet-P30-1980
(is the same as G30 or something else ? )
is somebody can look for me the right item please, I am not sure understand all... ( 180F ) ?

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Motor of my excella does't rise in temp. . Normally, on road , the gauge is about 120/140. In hard road (mountain road ) maximum is 160...

And the heating is ridiculous !

The thermostat is a 160 . Is it normal for a tempered country ?

Or gauge is false ? Where is the water temp sensor ? How can I test it ?

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Old 09-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #12
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The temp sensor is the thermostat on something this old. You might try a hand held IR thermometer aimed at the radiator. A thermocouple and remote gauge would be ideal.

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Old 09-21-2015, 02:22 AM   #13
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I am waiting for a new sensor and a new 180 thermostat.... I hope the sensor will be the good one
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Most factory gages are indicator only and are not accurate. They give you a relative indication. You can calibrate it with some sort of temperature gage. Even a bulb thermometer stuck into the radiator cap opening will work. Make sure you don't scald yourself though when removing the radiator cap.

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