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How can I test my thermostat?

How can I tell whether a mechanical thermostat works as it should? Is there a test that can definitively tell me if a thermostat is good or bad?
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Car won't reach operating temperature

Here's a seemingly simple problem - I noticed that the temperature gauge of my mother's 2004 Opel Meriva 1.7CDTI won't ever climb above minimum. I checked the OBD readings to see if it was a defective ...
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How to know when thermostat is open?

Is there a way in modern vehicles to know when the thermostat is on vs off? Is it possible to tell when you don't have access to under the hood, IOW when you're driving?
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How to change a thermostat on a 2007 Pontiac G6

Is it difficult? How do I know the exact location? Just purchased a replacement but I want to make sure I'm opening up the right compartment. 3.5L V-6 This is a picture of what I believe it is.
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1.6 Petrol engine overheats intermittently

I have a Vauxhall Vectra 1.6 (2007). The cooling system operated perfectly (a few kms after starting the engine the needle was pointing to optimum temperature without the slightest waver). 2 weeks ago ...
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How can I open my thermostat cover which is stuck due to using too much gasket maker material?

I have to replace my thermostat with a new one. I have removed all the bolts of thermostat cover in my car but the gasket maker material has caused the thermostat housing and thermostat cover to stick ...
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