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Old 07-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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I don't get it.

I replaced the thermostat about a month and a half ago and everything seemed fine until yesterday. After sitting overnight, I go to start the Jeeplopy, and it cranks a few times, but wont turn over. After giving gas and trying again a few times if finally sparks to life. Odd thing is that the temp gauge already says about 160. After work, I go to start it again. It starts fine, but the temp gage still says about the same thing.

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention that a few days ago I ran out of gas and had to use about a gallon of stale 87 octane (about a year old) from my lawn mower, then drove it to the station and filled it with the premium crap on top of that. Could that be a cause for the nonstart?

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
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Well, the T-stat should have nothing to do with it. The Temp sensor could be shorting or just bad. The old gas makes the most sense for the non starting issue but may not be it. Was the old gas dirty or cloudy? I've used old gas in all kinds of things (equipment) before and never had a problem.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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Well, the T-stat should have nothing to do with it. The Temp sensor could be shorting or just bad. The old gas makes the most sense for the non starting issue but may not be it. Was the old gas dirty or cloudy? I've used old gas in all kinds of things (equipment) before and never had a problem.
I didn't even look. Last week when I filled my mower, the spillage looked clear.

Where is the temp sensor?
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