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Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #11
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Maybe the parts were switched in the box, has happened before. If you put the front of the car on jack stands, you can get the air out of the system.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #12
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If you bought this from cfm, I believe they sell the contour tstat as the revised one. Could be wrong. Also if you picked the oem tsat it is a 197 degree tstat, which means you car if fine, because you have a 197 degree tstat and the car is running at 200. Why is it different temp now, was the old tstat the same temp compared to the replacement. Also It is revised, so it is probably different.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #13
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yea thats the next step, something isn't right.

The stock t-stat says right on it, "92C" which converts to 197F. So running at 200 makes sense. BUT with that exact thermostat, the car ran at 190F. and only got to 200 while I was sitting still. Now, when I sit still, it cools off to 197/195. So something isn't right. And this morning, it was 25F out, and it warmed up to 100F in no time, and normally it takes FOREVER for that to come up.
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Sounds like possibly your old thermostat was not operating correctly? Possibly not closing completely, partially stuck open. That would explain why your old one was slower to warm up. I have seen that before.
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Sounds like possibly your old thermostat was not operating correctly? Possibly not closing completely, partially stuck open. That would explain why your old one was slower to warm up. I have seen that before.
Exactly what I am thinking.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #16
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200f are normal coolant temps. Nothing to be concern about. I would be worried if the car was running 220 to 230F normally.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #17
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Well that could be possible. Guess I'll be checking the old one on the stove tonight. lol

I just liked seeing 190 vs 200 lol i know cooler is better so just concerned is all.
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Does anyone know what year and engine to look up for the contour thermostat housing to interchange with the SVT Focus?
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what is the benafit of having a 180 tstat?
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I would not see a need to use a 180F thermostat unless the car has a turbo or supercharger.
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