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Old 03-23-2019, 09:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
JRMichler
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Originally Posted by squirrl22 View Post
I remember being thrilled that I could now get hot air blowing from the heater less than 1 mile from home, instead of 5-6 miles.
This has nothing to do with a hotter thermostat. It means that the old thermostat was not fully closing, so the engine warmed up slowly. If a thermostat is fully closed, the engine will warm up at the same rate regardless of the thermostat opening temperature.
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