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Old 12-28-2000, 03:26 PM
Jim H Jim H is offline
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Holland, MI
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I can't think of ANYTHING good to be achieved by blocking off part of the cooling during a head gasket replacement. I really hope he didn't block cooling passages with the gasket.

I'm can't see how blocking cooling anywhere would make your gauge react slower. A thermostat blocked open could let the coolant take longer to reach operating temperature, if at all. That's not a good idea either! It took a long time for our diesel to reach 85 this morning with a proper thermostat, but it was 0F outside! With an open thermostat we would still be waiting for heat.

Personally, I'm stumped! Perhaps he didn't do a good job of explaining what he did.

BCingU, Jim
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