at has Sounds like the stat has failed, theres a rubber seal in it that gives way when it starts to over heat so its effectively in a permanently open position, thats why it takes forever to heat up, water is flowing through the block constantly instead of only when the temp hits the set point of the stat to open it
nivek wrote:yea you could take it out in about ten mins.
Yeah i took mine out in less than 10mins, took another 20 to get the new one back in, and a lot of cursing
he says he would have to take out the water pump to get at the themostat?
Find a new mechanic........
is it easy to get my hands on a thermostat?
any motor factors or dealer