AN AUTOMOBILE THERMOSTAT

You might have heard of this popular car part before but have you seen one?

thermostat

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Thermostat –The function of the thermostat is to regulate the flow of antifreeze coming from the radiator to the engine.  Regulating the amount of antifreeze keeps the engine at a constant temperature.  Most U.S. fuel injected vehicles require a 195 degree Fahrenheit thermostat to operate efficiently.  If the engine temperature is too cold, the computer will richen the fuel mixture (add more fuel) to compensate, and if the temperature is too high the engine will overheat and shut down. A thermostat can fail or due to rust or calcium build up in the cooling system.

 

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