I recently posted some questions about my older Volvo engine overheating
- i subsequently have had the exhaust
manifold off - it was pretty clogged up so I
had it acid washed and am ready to put it all back together - i also bought a new thermostat just in case there was an issue with that - the thermostat i have bought is a different shape to the previous one - it is part # 876080 - which when i have searched the internet
seems to be the correct part - although it does replace the previous obsolete part - the issue is that it seems too large ( deep i.e. ) to fit - and i can't get the thermostat housing watertight when i put it all back together because the new thermostat is too deep ….
has anyone had this problem ???
I am tempted to grind the required couple of mm off the base of the thermostat but seems a bit odd i need to do this ….. but the part # seems correct
in the attache photo
the new thermostat is on the left ...