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    Thermostats again....

    I changed out the 165 thermostat in my 3 for a 180 that came from Moss. The 165 had a hole with a plastic ball thing which I assume is to bleed air out of the system. The Moss 180 did not have this setup so is it not really necessary? Also the the 165 was a Stant made in England and it looked a lot more solid and well put together than the180 made in the USA? Any thoughts?

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    Re: Thermostats again....

    I always drill a small 1/8" hole in retainer if there is not a ballcheck, just for easier bleeding and draining.
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    Re: Thermostats again....

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryK View Post
    I always drill a small 1/8" hole in retainer...
    Me too though I am not sure it is necessary on the TR3 - but on some of my other cars getting the cooling system full w/o something like that falls somewhere between time-consuming and impossible.

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