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You Should Never Remove Your Car Thermostat To Avoid Overheating. You’re Killing Your Car



a descriptive image of a car thermostat

A lot of Nigerian car owners have fallen victims of removing their car thermostat just after they bought their car.

Many incompetent mechanics succeeded advising a lot of people wrongly to tamper with this thermostat of a thing.

Before we proceed, let’s know the basics about this thermostat and what it does in our cars.

The thermostat sits between the engine and the radiator for every liquid-cooled car engine. Its work is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. When the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. In other words, it ensures the engine is running at its optimal temperature.

Removing the thermostat from any car isn’t a good idea. It simply complicates issues and makes things worse for your car.

Removing the thermostat will simply make the engine to over cool. That is bad. It will increase fuel consumption, as the engine CTS (coolant temperature sensor) will assume the engine’s not up to normal operating temperature, and simply inject more fuel in. This will cause premature engine wear, as the excess fuel will wash the oil from the cylinder bores (bore wash).

Removing the thermostat is similar to a doctor removing an important organ in the body.

We stand to oppose the removal of this thermostat in cars all in a bid of overcoming your car from overheating.
Have your car checked properly to know why it overheats.

An overheating engine could be caused by a myriad of problems – blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head / block, thermostat stuck in the shut position, a clogged radiator, inoperative cooling fan or even the wrong fuel / spark plug grade.



Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.