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Old 08-16-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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What is it? Stuck in my thermostat.

We pulled the head off the engine due to a coolant leak. The thermostat comes out with the head. This lil metal chunk was stuck in the thermostat as if it might have broken off somewhere down the line in the system. Anyone have any idea as to what it is and where it came from?









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Old 08-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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Is it Brass - with a Stainless Ball in it?
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
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It appears to be brass with some other silver metal inside. It could be a ball. I have no clue.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:25 PM   #4
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Looks like a Pressure Relief or Check Valve
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A pic is worth......Check the new unit.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:36 PM   #6
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We weren't getting a new unit, just reusing the old one. Don't see it in your pic either. The top of ours still has that piece on it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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dude, replace the i-stat. it is a maintenance item and is cheap/
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I still wanna know what the thingy is!!!
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:11 PM   #9
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Looks like a Pressure Relief or Check Valve
Yep, reminds me of the ones in air cooled VWs. They used to get stuck. I remember cleaning that passage out at upgrading the spring. That's my guess too.
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It looks like a piece of a previous thermostat.

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