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Date:         Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:05:17 -0800
Reply-To:     stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM
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From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Thermostats especially in colder weather
Comments: To: Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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Are you sure your front heater valve is opening completely? There is a spring clip on it that can fall off leaving you with no adjustment. I now wrap it with a cable tie after adjustment.


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Neil N Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:12 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Re: Thermostats especially in colder weather

Thanks for that brand suggestion Dennis. Though I'm running a different VW engine in my Vanagon, I have to wonder if the thermostat is part of the reason my heater is barely adequate in cooler temps (e.g. 0ยบ C) Amazon also shows a "Mahle Original TX...." for my engine.

Though my engine has a different cooling system routing, it seems that in colder weather, my temp gauge needle to take longer to get into position. I thought that was normal. Seems not.


On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:52 AM, Dennis Haynes <> wrote:

..... I just installed a Mahle TX 24 87D. First road test, WOW! Granted it > is now ~50 here and sunny. Up to temp, gauge needle dead center in ~3 > miles. I will be stocking these. And man the heat works again. > You can get them here. > > detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 > > Dennis >

-- Neil n

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