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Technical => Engine => Topic started by: GeorgeH on October 16, 2015, 10:57:22 am

Title: Thermostat
Post by: GeorgeH on October 16, 2015, 10:57:22 am
Hello - My husband is looking for a thermostat for our 2000 Lada 1.7i - where in the Western Cape can we go look - or what do you suggest as an alternative?
Title: Thermostat
Post by: Spikes on October 16, 2015, 01:41:43 pm
Have  a look a the early BMW 316 type therostat. That  is supposed to fit. Otherwise order from www ladapower.com they can supply the correct item.

Two local suppliers you could also try would be Ventz or Chris Swales both in Pietermaritzburg area. Their contact details is in the "local supplier section"

Title: Thermostat
Post by: GeorgeH on October 19, 2015, 02:49:09 pm
Hello - My husband is looking for a thermostat for our 200 Lada 1.7i - where in the Western Cape can we go look - or what do you suggest as an alternative?
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: Ihar on October 19, 2015, 02:51:34 pm
Try Ventz or Chris Swales Motors, both listed in the Local Spare Parts suppliers thread.  However, if you time to wait, approx 3 weeks, have a look at www.ladapower.com
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: GeorgeH on October 19, 2015, 04:33:17 pm
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL US - WHAT IS THE NORMAL OR CORRECT TEMP AT WHICH THE LADA SHOULD BE RUNNING???
wE JUST REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT WITH A BMW316'S THERMOSTAT - BUT MY HUSBAND THINKS IT IS STILL RUNNING HIGH. BUT WE ARE ACTUALLY NOT SURE IF THIS IS RIGHT OR NOT.
CAN SOME HELP PLEASE!!
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: Andre on October 19, 2015, 06:17:55 pm
The lada should run at about 90° but I've seen some run 100 perfectly fine. Mine runs just under 90 in jhb traffic.
Title: Re: Welcome GeorgeH
Post by: Ari bezuidenhout on October 19, 2015, 06:56:08 pm
Depends on the dashboard cluster you have fitted. There are ones from 3 different factories. Some run below the 90,  some on the 90 and some a needle width above 90.
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: Spikes on October 19, 2015, 06:57:24 pm
Mine runs at about 92 degrees. (one needle width past 90). But the guage is "live"  and fluctuations occur according to Road speed,  terrain being driven on and outside temperature. This is normal.
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: Ari bezuidenhout on October 19, 2015, 06:58:23 pm
Do you have the fan shroud fitted? Check that your radiator cap is sealing,
Title: Re: Thermostat
Post by: Spikes on October 20, 2015, 09:15:16 am
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL US - WHAT IS THE NORMAL OR CORRECT TEMP AT WHICH THE LADA SHOULD BE RUNNING???
wE JUST REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT WITH A BMW316'S THERMOSTAT - BUT MY HUSBAND THINKS IT IS STILL RUNNING HIGH. BUT WE ARE ACTUALLY NOT SURE IF THIS IS RIGHT OR NOT.
CAN SOME HELP PLEASE!!

If possible, please post a picture of the "too high" reading. That will give us a better understanding. Did your husband fit a local radiator cap? Correct local one is the Behr 4410841 and can be bought in Paarl at SR radiator services