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Old 16th July 2021, 06:46   #1
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I have a MG 190 V6 replaced the plastic stat setup as was having cool running problems, So upgraded to the Kaiser setup which looks great but alas still runs cool around 80 ,Bit disappointed after all the work as i went for the full strip down manifolds off etc ,First time i did the Keyhole method when fitting the plastic replacement but decided i wanted to check and replace all gaskets and any other issues i found.

i realise at least i could open the Kaiser stat up to exchange but what with ??? Also im not sure if its possible to replace the stat in metal housing in situ as the nuts on the bottom of the housing look so difficult to hold while you undo the Allen screws, Those nuts should be welded in place to make the job easy to do.
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Old 16th July 2021, 08:22   #2
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Kaiser has said that his product is fitted with an 82˚ thermostat so it's inevitable that the engine will run too cool in the UK climate. Unfortunately we now seem to have the same problem with many plastic thermostat housings.

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Hi Everyone
I have a MG 190 V6 replaced the plastic stat setup as was having cool running problems, So upgraded to the Kaiser setup which looks great but alas still runs cool around 80 ,Bit disappointed after all the work as i went for the full strip down manifolds off etc ,First time i did the Keyhole method when fitting the plastic replacement but decided i wanted to check and replace all gaskets and any other issues i found.

i realise at least i could open the Kaiser stat up to exchange but what with ??? Also im not sure if its possible to replace the stat in metal housing in situ as the nuts on the bottom of the housing look so difficult to hold while you undo the Allen screws, Those nuts should be welded in place to make the job easy to do.
Your question.-----Maybe a post to Kaiser himself.
He would know the size of the stat required to give you an idea what to search for.---
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Dmgr was doing a replacement thermostat for Kaisers housing.
As i recollect the one i got sent was also a standard unit for another car
as it was a brand like “inline” or first line and had the car it was for on the box.
The thermostat was a specific size but there should be different temp versions
out there.
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We can supply an 87 degree item here if needed: https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/the...47974ca7&_ss=r

Unfortunately they are indeed supplied with an 82 degree item - but I'll see if we can change this going forward.
82 degrees is chosen because it gives a good 'headroom' should anything else go wrong, but in the UK it can lead the car running slightly cooler than ideal.
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We can supply an 87 degree item here if needed: https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/the...47974ca7&_ss=r

Unfortunately they are indeed supplied with an 82 degree item - but I'll see if we can change this going forward.
82 degrees is chosen because it gives a good 'headroom' should anything else go wrong, but in the UK it can lead the car running slightly cooler than ideal.
Thanks might just leave it for now, Wish i had known before i fitted mine really dont feel like removing it all again.
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Thanks might just leave it for now, Wish i had known before i fitted mine really dont feel like removing it all again.
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Don't worry - you don't need to remove it all; the thermostat itself can be split in half while still in place.
We'll try and work on something as an option when purchasing, as while it's best to have a good headroom in terms of operating temperature 80 degrees is just a touch on the cool side.
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Thanks might just leave it for now, Wish i had known before i fitted mine really dont feel like removing it all again.
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you wont have any issues with this upgrade. i have had mine in ages now.fit and forget but just do your normal weekly checks. there are oven temperatures inside the v on the kv6 and metal seems more suited for the job. i dont feel any difference with the temperature being an 82 stat. it wont warm any quicker or slower and its plenty warm enough for demist and defrost. does your heater ever get up to 95 degrees ? once you have had it on a while you will be so glad you made the change. ... well done for your efforts. ..
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