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Hmmm Thermostat?

From reading other posts it appears I may have a thermostat problem i.e. stuck open.

Following a cambelt failure I have replaced cylinder head, belts etc and on starting car the temperature gradually climbs, initially there was no heat in the car but the temperature was rising (possibly due to an airlock) this corrected itself with a bit of throttle. However take it for run round the block and the temperature guage drops quickly back to below 50 (it is very cold this evening minus 3).

Could this be anything else other than the thermostat perhaps something I have have not put back correctly (there are no leaks or hoses off!)
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Re: Thermostat?

The cooling system will self-bleed, but you may need to remove the cap (when engine cold) to see the level in the tank drop.

If the level is correct then yes you need a new stat.
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Re: Thermostat?

Could the thermostat have been affected by not being on the car for a couple of weeks during the rebuild. Do you think it might recover?
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