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Is the Thermostat not there? ( pic)

"If you don't ask, you don't know."

I am trying to remove the thermostat on my new" '88 924S. I removed the lower radiator hose and thought I would be able to feel and see the thermostat from the opening of the housing with the hose off. I do not see it and do not feel one so thinking that the previous owner removed it.

Picture below with cell phone looking in to the housing... Is it removed or is it behind the housing completely?


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You have no thermostat. It would sit against the first ridge with a snap ring holding it in. I would wonder why it was removed.
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You have no thermostat. It would sit against the first ridge with a snap ring holding it in. I would wonder why it was removed.
Thank you. My guess is because when that lower hose got torn on the fan and they replaced the hose they did not put a thermostat in?

I will pick one up here....

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The snap ring that holds the thermostat in place is a real bear. If it fell out without some serious cussing, something is wrong. When you see how it goes together, you will understand.

Now, if they replaced a hose, and didn't know how to bleed the car correctly, the car would could start overheating, making them think they needed to take the thermostat out.

Put the correct thermostat in, bleed the system and then start trying to figure out why it was missing.

Good luck!
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I would wonder why it was removed.
Because performance!

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Snap ring is a breeze if you take a pair of bent snap pliers and customize the angle with a torch and a vice.
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Hi Austin, You should buy Needle Nose Plyers from Harbor Freight 90* nose `11 inches long. You grind down the nose tips to fit into the snap ring holes. This makes it easier to install and remove the snap ring as it is a bugger bear.

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+1 on the 90* needle nose. That's how I do it. Very easy.

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