[E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

I have to ask this question… I’ve just purchased a thermostat for my 67 E
coupe and it cost me $55.00. That seemed high to me although it looks very
different from the one I pulled out of the car. Is this a reasonable price
or did I get taken…

Over heating in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC

I’ve got a 66 FHC, put a 5 or 6 dollar 160 degree in and have had NO trouble
overheating – and I’m in the Arizona desert…
Butch----- Original Message -----
From: “Dave Bernhardsen” dave@innotechusa.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 5:16 PM
Subject: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

I have to ask this question… I’ve just purchased a thermostat for my 67
E
coupe and it cost me $55.00. That seemed high to me although it looks
very
different from the one I pulled out of the car. Is this a reasonable
price
or did I get taken…

Over heating in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC

Go to your local NAPA store and ask for a Super Stat…they are a
little more than the usual, but worth it. Also get a new gasket.

Valerie----- Original Message -----
From: “Dave Bernhardsen” dave@innotechusa.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 7:16 PM
Subject: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

I have to ask this question… I’ve just purchased a thermostat for
my 67 E
coupe and it cost me $55.00. That seemed high to me although it
looks very
different from the one I pulled out of the car. Is this a
reasonable price
or did I get taken…

Over heating in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC

Dave

If it was brass and had a ring sleeve about 3/4" wide around the flat
end, it was a newly manufactured original style thermostat. The
sleeeve moves away when the Tstat opens, and so blocks the bypass
tube, forcing all the coolant through the radiator. On “regular”
cheap thermostat, the bypass stays open.

Theoretically the original style should cool better. I have never
been able to tell the difference. But I always use the original
style, anyway.

One could rationalize the cost because these are specially manufactured,
small volume items. I don’t know that’s a fact, but I have never seen
original style thermostats at “normal” auto parts stores, at least not
for 2 decades or so…

So you will have to judge whether you were ripped off or not…

Jerry

Jerry Mouton mailto:@mouton Laissez les bons temps
rouler!----- Original Message -----
From: “Dave Bernhardsen” dave@innotechusa.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 5:16 PM
Subject: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

I have to ask this question… I’ve just purchased a thermostat for my 67
E
coupe and it cost me $55.00. That seemed high to me although it looks
very
different from the one I pulled out of the car. Is this a reasonable
price
or did I get taken…

Over heating in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC

Dave,
I’m not an expert on the thermostat but there ARE two types. The
original is much larger and has a sleeve affair that blocks the bypass
pipe when open. It would likely be expensive but is of dubious value.
Just a couple of weeks ago there was a big thread about bypasses,
thermostats etc. I think the consensus (and logic) was that unless you
are having a chronic overheating problem a generic off-the-shelf
thermostat is fine. FWIW I’ve swapped back and forth between the two,
just put in the sleeved type last month and found no recognizeable
difference. I had it lying around here so I don’t know what the current
price is for one.
pauls 67ots

I have to ask this question… I’ve just purchased a thermostat for my
67 E
coupe and it cost me $55.00. That seemed high to me although it looks
very
different from the one I pulled out of the car. Is this a reasonable
price
or did I get taken…

Over heating in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC
<<<<<<<<<<From: “Dave Bernhardsen” dave@innotechusa.com
Subject: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

Valerie,
Curious, what’s different about the the “Super Stat” thermostat?
pauls 67ots

Go to your local NAPA store and ask for a Super Stat…they are a
little more than the usual, but worth it. Also get a new gasket.

Valerie
<<<<<<<<<<From: “Valerie Stabenow” hlub34a@aeroinc.net
Subject: Re: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

I knew someone would ask… :wink: There is probably more to it (ask
the NAPA folks) but from what I remember, it was somewhat more
responsive.

Valerie> Curious, what’s different about the the “Super Stat” thermostat?

pauls 67ots

From: “Valerie Stabenow” <@Valerie_Stabenow>
Subject: Re: [E-Type] thermostat for 67 E-type

Go to your local NAPA store and ask for a Super Stat…they are a
little more than the usual, but worth it. Also get a new gasket.

Valerie
<<<<<<<<<<

Thanks to all that replied…My cars been running a little hot lately and
the thermostat was a shot in the dark to fix the problem… The car
normally ran with the temp gauge in between 70 and 90 degrees now it’s
running at 90 and sometimes a little above. Not a big change but it worries
me non the less. I just wasn’t expecting to pay $55.00 for an original
style thermostat and the retailer I purchased it from said that I had to
have this thermostat to cool effectively. I still feel a little abused…>

Still a little hot under the collar in seattle…

Dave Bernhardsen
67 S1 FHC