Thermostat

Catchalot

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Thanks to all the help on this forum, I finally got my 95 thunderbird running great!! Bike sat for many years. I went to change the antifreeze & what a mess!! Thermostat housing , thermostat & fan switch we’re totally crusted up with black crystal substance. Romoved both & cleaned them up. Flushed system with hose & same came from engine drain . I removed water pump cover & nasty in there also. Flushed several times till clear. Attempting to install thermostat & there’s a lot of tension trying to get both halves of housing together , like you have to compress the thermostat? Is this right? Can I just leave it out completely? Thanks for any advise
 

Catchalot

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Riding for 51 Years
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Thanks to all the help on this forum, I finally got my 95 thunderbird running great!! Bike sat for many years. I went to change the antifreeze & what a mess!! Thermostat housing , thermostat & fan switch we’re totally crusted up with black crystal substance. Romoved both & cleaned them up. Flushed system with hose & same came from engine drain . I removed water pump cover & nasty in there also. Flushed several times till clear. Attempting to install thermostat & there’s a lot of tension trying to get both halves of housing together , like you have to compress the thermostat? Is this right? Can I just leave it out completely? Thanks for any advise
no info on crusty thermostat here ??
 

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no info on crusty thermostat here ??
I am sure there is; they just haven't signed on yet since you asked your question. Look for a response from Grandpaul, Rudie, Shanered or one of several others.
 

Gogreen

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Shouldn't be much resistance. replace the o-ring. Not good practice to leave it out as bike will most often run cold and so inefficient - see attachedThermostat_Page_1.jpgThermostat_Page_2.jpg
 
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