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You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by autojosh: 6:58am On Feb 25, 2018
A lot of Nigerian car owners have fallen victims of removing their car thermostat just after they bought their car.

Many incompetent mechanics succeeded advising a lot of people wrongly to tamper with this thermostat of a thing.

Before we proceed, let’s know the basics about this thermostat and what it does in our cars.

The thermostat sits between the engine and the radiator for every liquid-cooled car engine. Its work is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. When the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. In other words, it ensures the engine is running at its optimal temperature.

Removing the thermostat from any car isn’t a good idea. It simply complicates issues and makes things worse for your car.

Removing the thermostat will simply make the engine to over cool. That is bad. It will increase fuel consumption, as the engine CTS (coolant temperature sensor) will assume the engine’s not up to normal operating temperature, and simply inject more fuel in. This will cause premature engine wear, as the excess fuel will wash the oil from the cylinder bores (bore wash).

Removing the thermostat is similar to a doctor removing an important organ in the body.

We stand to oppose the removal of this thermostat in cars all in a bid of overcoming your car from overheating.
Have your car checked properly to know why it overheats.

An overheating engine could be caused by a myriad of problems – blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head / block, thermostat stuck in the shut position, a clogged radiator, inoperative cooling fan or even the wrong fuel / spark plug grade.

Tell us your experience in the comment section.

https://autojosh.com/never-remove-car-thermostat-avoid-overheating-youre-killing-car/

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Nobody: 7:00am On Feb 25, 2018
shocked

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Nobody: 7:01am On Feb 25, 2018
Wrong in the absence of a cooling system engineer... please remove the freaking thermostat until you meet one. Don't ruin your car. Thermostats are important no doubt but your engine's life is more important

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by hokafor(m): 7:17am On Feb 25, 2018
I have rest of mind when I remove them,so it works for me.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Monaco2(m): 7:21am On Feb 25, 2018
Bros no talk am o, the thermostat of a thing is only good in the western world o.... My car almost got ruined on the highway few months after buying it in 2014 cause of the thermostat n it happened again in 2015 with another car I bought ...it doesn't cost much to remove on both occasions I gave my mechanic 1k each.... According to him Nigeria is too hot to leave thermostat in the vehicle

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Chivasex: 7:22am On Feb 25, 2018
Nigerians and disregard for advise are like

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Turks: 7:22am On Feb 25, 2018
Them Kazeems

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by oluwaseunla(m): 7:22am On Feb 25, 2018
Monaco2:
Bros no talk am o, the thermostat of a thing is only good in the western world o.... My car almost got ruined on the highway few months after buying it in 2014 cause of the thermostat n it happened again in 2015 with another car I bought ...it doesn't cost much to remove on both occasions I gave my mechanic 1k each.... According to him Nigeria is too hot to leave thermostat in the vehicle

Unfortunately, your mechanic is very wrong.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by id4sho(m): 7:22am On Feb 25, 2018
MANY gullible car owners will be like OP and NL are sickos .Their road side mechanic is the best.
some American luxury car and lions give serious issues when their thermostat is removed and road side mechanic will say; Oga if you remove it. my hand no dey, because of last police station experience .
SAY NO THERMOSTAT REMOVAL,

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by sexdoll: 7:23am On Feb 25, 2018
I've always Wondered why those mechanics insist on removing the thermostat.

The day my mechanic removed the thermostat on my golf, I wasn't so happy with him at all.

He gave me the theory that thermostat in cars is mainly for cold regions like Europe but not needed in hot regions like ours.

The theory sounded lame to me.

But then what do I know?

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Monaco2(m): 7:23am On Feb 25, 2018
oluwaseunla:


Unfortunately, your mechanic is very wrong.

How, pls explain

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by phayvoursky(m): 7:25am On Feb 25, 2018
THERMOSTAT KO THERMOMETER NI.

I DON PUSH MOTOR TIRE FOR ROAD UNTIL I REMOVE THAT NONSENSE I HAD PEACE AND SINCE THEN FIRE THE MOTOR GO ANYWHERE; E GO ANSWER YOU.

AS AFRICA DE HOT THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WON'T KNOW WHEN THE ENGINE GETS HOT?



2O MINUTES OR LESS INTO DRIVING THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WILL TESTIFY.

GOOD ONE OP BUT HERE NO BE GERMANY.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by MrMcJay(m): 7:26am On Feb 25, 2018
I should leave which thermostat? Na you go help me push motor if e dey overheat for third mainland bridge?

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by forayfleo(m): 7:27am On Feb 25, 2018
But what if the carry come got spoiled and you fix another one then it's start malfunctioning how do you make use of the engine
Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Nobody: 7:27am On Feb 25, 2018
autojosh:
A lot of Nigerian car owners have fallen victims of removing their car thermostat just after they bought their car.

Many incompetent mechanics succeeded advising a lot of people wrongly to tamper with this thermostat of a thing.

Before we proceed, let’s know the basics about this thermostat and what it does in our cars.

The thermostat sits between the engine and the radiator for every liquid-cooled car engine. Its work is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. When the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. In other words, it ensures the engine is running at its optimal temperature.

Removing the thermostat from any car isn’t a good idea. It simply complicates issues and makes things worse for your car.

Removing the thermostat will simply make the engine to over cool. That is bad. It will increase fuel consumption, as the engine CTS (coolant temperature sensor) will assume the engine’s not up to normal operating temperature, and simply inject more fuel in. This will cause premature engine wear, as the excess fuel will wash the oil from the cylinder bores (bore wash).

Removing the thermostat is similar to a doctor removing an important organ in the body.

We stand to oppose the removal of this thermostat in cars all in a bid of overcoming your car from overheating.
Have your car checked properly to know why it overheats.

An overheating engine could be caused by a myriad of problems – blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head / block, thermostat stuck in the shut position, a clogged radiator, inoperative cooling fan or even the wrong fuel / spark plug grade.

Tell us your experience in the comment section.

https://autojosh.com/never-remove-car-thermostat-avoid-overheating-youre-killing-car/

Lalasticlala
Mynd44
Ishilove
Marpol
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What if the over heating happens as a result of how the creative was built (for cold countries) and it was imported to Nigeria?
Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by RealGucci: 7:28am On Feb 25, 2018
abeg which one be thermostat again
i feel say na ac

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by XYZ123: 7:28am On Feb 25, 2018
yes my friends car thermostat was almost removed by his quack mechanic, luckily for him he was around and he prevent ed him and after one year the car was still running smooth
Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by KIDfurniture(m): 7:29am On Feb 25, 2018
That thing is bad - after removing mine the engine became sane ~ it triggers over heating

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by EarthXmetahuman: 7:29am On Feb 25, 2018
Thermostat is not for nigerian weather abeg


Remove the darn thing.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Nobody: 7:31am On Feb 25, 2018
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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Luxxycool(m): 7:31am On Feb 25, 2018
Some parts of the United States are just as hot as Nigeria yet they don't remove thermostat. I've been using my car since 2013 and it works perfectly well with the thermostat intact. Before I agree with my mechanic on anything, I mostly check the internet and this has really helped.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by alsudaes1(m): 7:32am On Feb 25, 2018
sexdoll:
I've always Wondered why those mechanics insist on removing the thermostat.

The day my mechanic removed the thermostat on my golf, I wasn't so happy with him at all.

He gave me the theory that thermostat in cars is mainly for cold regions like Europe but not needed in hot regions like ours.

The theory sounded lame to me.

But then what do I know?

I experienced same too, he removed it without my approval while I was not there

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by idiagbo86(m): 7:32am On Feb 25, 2018
I still wonder why cars driven in very hot region like dubai have thermostat installed.i think op gat a point here .instead of removing ur thermostat,I guess u go for a bigger radiator .oyibo wen make motor know sey every part dey important .I have been a victim of mechanics removing my thermostat 2 times .

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Onyenna(m): 7:34am On Feb 25, 2018
Thermostat almost ruined my dad's car with constant overheating!!..... After the removal, the car has never had a single episode of overheating in 3yrs and the engine is in perfect condition till date.... No issues at all...

This thermostat ish is kinda confusing oooh...


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If truely Innoson cars have thermostat[like someone said here], then i wonder why imported cars with thermostat develop overheating issues..... Or maybe they weren't actually "tweaked" for our environment.... I'm certain car manufacturers consider climate conditions when manufacturing cars for a particular region....

The cars we import from countries with Snow weren't actually made for countries without snow... I'm aware that cars used in places like UAE are specifically made to suit their "very Hot" Environment....

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by NothingDoMe: 7:37am On Feb 25, 2018
Autojosh, shey the thermostat fails sometimes? I also heard that the thermostat is for cold regions of which Nigeria does not fall into.
Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by phayvoursky(m): 7:39am On Feb 25, 2018
sexdoll:
I've always Wondered why those mechanics insist on removing the thermostat.

The day my mechanic removed the thermostat on my golf, I wasn't so happy with him at all.

He gave me the theory that thermostat in cars is mainly for cold regions like Europe but not needed in hot regions like ours.

The theory sounded lame to me.

But then what do I know?

I ALSO USE A GOLF. I HAD PEACE WHEN I TOOK OFF THAT THING. IMAGINE A CAR OVERHEATING IN TRAFFIC. YOU MECHANIC DID YOU WELL.

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by Onyenna(m): 7:40am On Feb 25, 2018
idiagbo86:
I still wonder why cars driven in very hot region like dubai have thermostat installed.i think op gat a point here .instead of removing ur thermostat,I guess u go for a bigger radiator .oyibo wen make motor know sey every part dey important .I have been a victim of mechanics removing my thermostat 2 times .

Thermostat have ruined several cars here in 9ja with constant overheating..... Once removed, the overheating stops instantly and the engine becomes sane again... I've seen first hand what that thing does to cars in this region...

If truely Innoson cars have thermostat[like someone said here], then i wonder why imported cars with thermostat develop overheating issues..... Or maybe they weren't actually "tweaked" for our environment.... I'm certain car manufacturers consider climate conditions when manufacturing cars for a particular region...

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by kelechiodo(m): 7:40am On Feb 25, 2018
oluwaseunla:


Unfortunately, your mechanic is very wrong.
He is not only wrong but also a theif. Imagine collecting 1000 for removing theromstata. Even Innoson that is Nigeria made car has theomostat. Hot zone my foot

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by id4sho(m): 7:41am On Feb 25, 2018
phayvoursky:
THERMOSTAT KO THERMOMETER NI.

I DON PUSH MOTOR TIRE FOR ROAD UNTIL I REMOVE THAT NONSENSE I HAD PEACE AND SINCE THEN FIRE THE MOTOR GO ANYWHERE; E GO ANSWER YOU.

AS AFRICA DE HOT THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WON'T KNOW WHEN THE ENGINE GETS HOT?



2O MINUTES OR LESS INTO DRIVING THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WILL TESTIFY.

GOOD ONE OP BUT HERE NO BE GERMANY.
your vehicle has hidden issues which will come up sooner or later .How about vehicles from TEXAS and DUBAI that's hotter than Nigeria. Do you know that Peugeot assembled in kaduna come with thermostat. check innoson

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Re: You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. by phayvoursky(m): 7:43am On Feb 25, 2018
idiagbo86:
I still wonder why cars driven in very hot region like dubai have thermostat installed.i think op gat a point here .instead of removing ur thermostat,I guess u go for a bigger radiator .oyibo wen make motor know sey every part dey important .I have been a victim of mechanics removing my thermostat 2 times .

I THINK CARS ARE MADE FOR EVERY REGION. THE DUBAI GUYS DON'T DRIVE TOKUNBO CARS. JUST LIKE IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN WE HAD CARS BUILT FOR NIGERIAN ROADS. SO IT IS OVER THERE.

YOU CAN'T BRING IN A CAR FROM FINLAND TO NIGERIA AND EXPECT THE CAR TO BE NORMAL.

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