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#1 Daedroth

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:30

Hello all.

My 1.0L Corsa is having major overheating problems, and I've been informed that it might be a broken thermostat not allowing the hot/cold water to circulate around the engine. I've also been informed that they are easily replacable, and can actually be removed (especially during winter). Is this possible? I don't want to risk chopping bits out of the engine without knowing that it's actually going to be ok.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:40

Hi, they are easily replaced by anyone with a competent knowledge in motor mechanics, if in doubt you could always contact any garage to do the work for you, the thermostat is quite cheap, the only cost to you would really be their labour
This is only an example as the prices can vary

Vauxhall Corsa Thermostat, for arguement sake, lets call it £8
Garage labour price per hour £30-50 ish (Vauxhall rip off merchants, or main dealers as everyone else calls them £90-200 per hour depending on location)
(Wolverhampton last time I took my Omega Labour was £140 per hour)
Time required, about 30-40 minutes
(real time, usually less but they usually round up to the nearest half an hour)


As for removing it altogether, I personally would advise against it, I once had A Mitsubishi Galant that needed a new Rad, so bought one from a scrap yard for £5 and replaced it myself, (original one took a stone and had a hole in it) this one had a faulty thermostat, and my engine in the winter only warmed up when the car was stationary, so driving was a very cold experience even with the heaters on. But that was what happened to me.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:29

Don't simply remove it.

If you don't know what you're doing, get it done properly. I hope you're not driving the car while it's over heating!! You don't want to blow a head gasket or worse, crack the head.

Take it to a mechanic, it's one of the cheaper repairs available.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:47

The car isn't being use at the moment, as it is just too faulty. I don't know what I'm doing, but my dad has a good idea. I can't afford to get it repaired though. :(

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:10

I did the thermostat myself on my golf, get a haynes manual and get to it

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:24

The car isn't being use at the moment, as it is just too faulty. I don't know what I'm doing, but my dad has a good idea. I can't afford to get it repaired though. :(


I doubt a thermostat and a Haynes manual would be more expensive than insuring and taxing a car that's sitting on your drive.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 13:23

I doubt a thermostat and a Haynes manual would be more expensive than insuring and taxing a car that's sitting on your drive.

It isn't, but I'm still debating whether the trade the car in or not. So whether to still be throwing money at a car I may not have for much longer.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:57

Thermostat is about £8 and haynes manual about £20 i think

stop moaning about it and just get to it

you realise the amount of money the garage will knock off it on trade in if they have to do the work yeah?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:44

Thermostat is about £8 and haynes manual about £20 i think

stop moaning about it and just get to it

you realise the amount of money the garage will knock off it on trade in if they have to do the work yeah?


This.

Have a go at it yourself, you'll feel pleased with yourself and likely solve the problem. I had an immobiliser problem in my seat a few weeks ago - had I taken it to the dealer, they'd have replaced the whole instrument panel and probably charged me £500 to fix the problem. I looked on a forum, found it was a common fault, ripped it out myself, grabbed the soldering iron and blobbed some solder on a couple of the dry joints based on a wiring diagram. All this without any prior knowledge or experience. Cost next to nothing and I have saved myself £500. The car works like a charm!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:18

Vauxhalls tend to have the thermostat in a housing and the whole unit is replaced as one, they are not terribly expensive and easy as hell to replace, Here from ebay http://www.ebay.co.u...7#ht_2475wt_984

Normally though if the thermostat is gone, they fail in the open postion and would result in over cooling rather than over heating, thats what happened twice on my vectra.