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Electrically Assisted Thermostat

I recently found out that one of the Peugeot models with a petrol engine have an ECU controlled thermostat. I had never heard of these, so I read up more on it, for example here:
The Electrically Assisted Thermostat

Anyone thought about DIYing one? Replace the stock t-stat with a hotter one, add an electrical heater on the input side and you can control it.

So why still use the wax t-stat instead of an electromechanical valve? Probably the reliability.

e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

What matters is where you're going, not how fast.

"... we humans tend to screw up everything that's good enough as it is...or everything that we're attracted to, we love to go and defile it." - Chris Cornell

Piwoslaw's Peugeot 307sw modding thread

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