Engine temp not constant

Tiny
DMNOVAK
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  • 1992 PONTIAC TRANSPORT
  • 192,000 MILES
Replaced thermostat, coolant sensor, radiator fan and fan harness and fan relay, doesn't seem as if thermostat is opening as it should. Thought day old thermostat was bad but 2nd new one doing the same thing
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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What do you mean by not constant?

Do you have coolant losses issues?
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
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No coolant loss, thermostat doesn't open all the time upper hose hard as a rock when it doesn't open.
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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How badly did it overheat and how many times?

Roy
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
DJCL
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You should check to see if the head gasket is leaking. Get a block test kit
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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Caught the overheating(once)in time head gaskets replaced 10000 miles ago
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Is the replacement thermostat OEM? I believe you should be looking at it one more time.
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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
DMNOVAK
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Why OEM
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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:01 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Quality of thermostat matters.
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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Ok thx I will get an OEM
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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Even new thermastats can be bad right out of the box. Would get a OEM like KILlow says. It may also cause the temp sending unit to mess up. Check any wires. After replacing the thermastat check the guage if it still does it the sending unit could be going bad.
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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:36 PM

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