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Why Is There A Thermostat In My Vehicle?

Why Is There A Thermostat In My Vehicle?

Why is there a thermostat in my vehicle? The thermostat is a vital part of your vehicle's engine as it helps regulate the amount of coolant liquid that circulates back into the engine. What does the thermostat do? Since the thermostat's purpose is to keep the engine cool and running at the correct temperature, what happens is that when your engine is working it starts to heat up and when it gets too hot, the thermostat kicks in and opens up to let the coolant liquid flow through the radiator, cooling down the engine. What the thermostat looks like and how it works It is a cylinder attached to the side of the thermostatic device and is filled with a type of wax that melts slowly at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. A rod in the center of the valve engages the wax as it melts which in turn pushes the rod out of the cylinder and the rod opens the valve that allows the coolant to flow to the radiator. Naturally, when the engine is turne ... read more

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