How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Australia Car
Satisfied Customers: 21977
Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
9825021
Type Your Australia Car Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Holden commodore clubsport r8: will removing the thermostat

Customer Question

will removing the thermostat out of a 5.7 ls1 engine do any harm?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
You wouldn't want to remove a thermostat from any engine.
The thermostat's job is to hold coolant in the engine long enough for it to transfer heat from the engine to the coolant and then allow it to flow to the radiator. It then needs to stay in the radiator long enough for the heat to transfer to the air.
Removing a thermostat will allow coolant to flow freely without lingering a long enough for heat transfer so it will cause localized overheating.
Since the coolant also doesn't heat up then it will also cause driveability issues and an engine light.