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Old 03-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #272 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nackerton View Post
Add auxiliary thermostat, it's a proven trick.

Renault B14 engine uses radiator hose thermostat which opens at 89 C. Locals are installing these to commonrail mercedes diesels to get the temp up. You'll find a picture of it by searching with a word "letkutermostaatti"

edit. Found Wahler product codes, they'd be 3029.86 3029.89 and 3029.92 for different temps.
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