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Brand new thermostat open?

I just got my new thermostat from alfaworkshop. Its for my 145 1.6 ts rocker cover.
Just arrived today and after inspecting it i am wondering if its stuck at 'open' when i think it should be 'closed'.


What do you think?
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Looks fine to me. If you want to be sure, hold it with the large black plastic pipe outlet (the one that goes to the radiator) pointing down to the floor then put some water inside the thermostat and see if it starts comeing out of the black pipe. If not then it's firmly closed
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I'm well confused @ this , was told yesterday that the system operates open & the thermostat controls the radiator .
Not an answer or any help i know sorry , however i do want to come back and see what others say . Best of luck .
BTW when cold & squeezing said pipe from top or rad does make the expansion chamber over on the left move = indicating there is no obstruction .
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Thanks Giallo that did it for me.
I got the wrong idea from a thread in another forum. There were two thermostats pictures side by side. One was old, and stuck on open, and the other new. Mine looked more like the old than with the new. My mistake...
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