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  1. So as part of bringing my newly purchased Mk2f Polo up to my level of snuff today I went to replace the thermostat as it was sticking open and never letting the engine get to proper temperatures. A previous owner had evidently ignored the very low torque recommendations for the thermostat cover bolts and and stripped one of the plastic threads in the thermostat body flange. Instead of getting another thermostat body and learning from the mistake they had taken it upon themselves to squeeze silicone sealant all over the flange - a good gob of which was the reason the thermostat was sticking open. The mind boggles. I also went to check the transmission fluid was at the right level as the input selector shaft seal has a very slow leak. Figured it would need a wee top-up but the bloody thing swallowed a litre before dribbling out of the fill hole. God knows how long its been that low. The mind continues to boggle. Moan over!
  2. Is there a lower temperature thermostat available? After hours of on line searching, I found that there is a Meyle G40/60 that is out of stock on chargeddubbs but with no idea what it's opening temperature is. Also I found 056 121 113d which is supposed to be a lower temperature but again no confirmation of the opening temperature. I have been told the stock one opens at 75C. Is this correct? Any help would be appreciated.
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