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Patrick of M
12-27-2017, 04:32 PM
As I continue getting this van back up to speed, doing PM that never happened, next up is a thermo that is keeping me at 78C...instead of 87C. Looking around I have a couple of questions.
1. Dorman good enough?
2. Some thermos come without an installed temp sensor. (-$) , others have one pre-installed. Is removing the old temp sensor and swapping it in problematic (common breakage/leaking etc)?
Thanks as always.

abittenbinder
12-27-2017, 04:57 PM
The oem thermostat (complete w/housing and sensor) is made by Behr.

Behr is now part of the Mahle group. Buy it either from the dealer or aftermarket in a Mahle box.

Chinese in this particular case is not recommended.

Doktor A

Flatheadfever
12-28-2017, 01:03 PM
Rock auto for $48 cad is in a Mahle box. It is what I used and jumped my temperature from 78-86c.
Napa Canada was 140$ cad foe the same one.

Dougflas
12-28-2017, 03:21 PM
I think the OEM from Europarts sd is 56$