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    306 S16 Thermostat

    My theremostat has gone bung and I need a new one, however I am unsure as to whether the part is replacable by one of the generic ones you can buy from Repco or do I have to get a special part from a Peugeot parts supplier?

    I have been quoted $38 for a replacement.

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    It looks like a standard thermostat and is marked for 89deg.
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    Where did you get that price from?

    The first time I bought a thermostat for my 505 I went to Regans (official Peugeot importer) and paid $28 for it. Last week I went to a 3rd party french car parts place, got a different brand (Sasic) for $15.
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    Why does it need another one, Nick? Thermostats should normally last for many, many years.

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    The rubber O-ring around the valve has spit and come fully away from the valve itself.

    I was quoted that price by my Pug mechanic.
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    Sorry Phasis, I was wondering about Nick's rather than yours. A 1995 thermo dying I can understand, but a presumably almost new one like his is another matter. (Even the peugeot 12 month parts warranty might have covered it).

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    I don't know why it stopped working. I must admit I bought the new one before I took the old one out, as the temp guage never went above 1/3 warmed up unless in heavy stop start traffic. Since putting the new one in it definatley runs a lot better although the guage doesn't move much more than it did. I guess that is stuffed along with the fuel guage.
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    Brad, recently when my starter whent i did a overhaul of the radiator, the Th/stat cost me $30, but im not sure if its a pug part or a generic, eithert way its got a 12month waranty with it.
    But for piece of mind ring up pug parts compare prices and ask about the diffrences if any.
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    nJm:
    I don't know why it stopped working. I must admit I bought the new one before I took the old one out, as the temp guage never went above 1/3 warmed up unless in heavy stop start traffic. Since putting the new one in it definatley runs a lot better although the guage doesn't move much more than it did. I guess that is stuffed along with the fuel guage.
    Is it "a lot better" just when its cold Nick. If so it probably was the thermo, but its not uncommon for Peugeot cooling systems just to sit continually on the same temperature regardless of the situation. Its when they don't that you worry!

    You could have a problematic sender unit, I guess, but I doubt it. My bet would be that the improvement, unless it was just during the first few minutes of operation, was due to something else. Bump any plug leads when you replaced it?

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    Bought a genuine one today, $36. Apparently you can get one that will fit, but not properly....needless to say for the sake of $10 i played it safe.

    Got it installed, required quite a bit of water to get the fluid level up, but took it for a spin and was perfect.
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