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#1616870 - 04/03/2018 16:59 cannot insert a thermostat into top hose
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I decided to start a new thread on this because my previous one has run its course. Because a replacement thermostat is unnavailable for the 16V four cyl 2.0L non turbo, I have been trying to insert a Renault 5 thermostat into the top hose as advised by other members. It does work well but there is a problem: no matter how I try, I cannot insert the stat any further than the widened portion of the hose. This works, but it does mean that the hose cannot sit as well as it should onto the engine and I am afraid that the hose clamp is not getting enough purchase and may come off.
Has anyone managed to push the stat further down the hose?
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#1616888 - 04/03/2018 22:48 Re: cannot insert a thermostat into top hose [Re: renault]
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Have you checked out my how to?
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#1616922 - 05/03/2018 17:16 Re: cannot insert a thermostat into top hose [Re: renault]
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that sounds very encouraging BBR, thanks.
p.s. perhaps a clue as to where I can find it ?
thanks
geoff
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#1616926 - 05/03/2018 19:22 Re: cannot insert a thermostat into top hose [Re: renault]
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In the "How to section "at the top of this page(technical issues)
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#1617060 - 07/03/2018 17:30 Re: cannot insert a thermostat into top hose [Re: renault]
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thanks
do you happen to know the diameter of the Rover 75 in line stat used?.
I ask because the Renault 5 stat I have is impossible to insert into the hose.
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#1617065 - 07/03/2018 20:43 Re: cannot insert a thermostat into top hose [Re: renault]
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The bespoke (previously used for Rover engines) housing fits perfectly into the hose and has a diameter of 33.5mm, but basically just smaller than the internal diameter of the hose itself at 35mm.

The link to the how to is : -
http://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1603683#Post1603683


Edited by BBR (07/03/2018 20:45)
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