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Old 09-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Failsafe Thermostat opinions?

I think it's Motorad that makes the Failsafe design.

I'm inclined to believe that most replacement parts are designed to fail. Even Ford had a batch of thermostats failing on the 2012 Focus'.

So if a thermostat is going to fail - pray that it happens in the 'OPEN' state - especially if you are on the road far from home.

Does anyone know if the normal operating temperature range of the Focus is compatible with the temperature range of the Failsafe thermostat, from experience? A little low on water and the radiator can barely keep the temp down where it should be - until the fans kick on. That's if you don't have a fan problem.

I'm just doing a flush and everything is working fine but am curious as I'm replacing a three and a half year old thermostat.


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