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OEM Part Info - Thermostat

A thermostat is located in the section of hose that stretches from the engine to the radiator. This instrument is round, somewhat resembles a coil, and can be made from stainless steel or copper. It serves an important function in that it regulates the temperature of the engine, thereby preventing it from overheating. This is done by controlling the flow of engine coolant by sensing changes in internal temperatures.

If a thermostat is not operating properly, this could result in the engine overheating and becoming damaged because coolant could not flow to it properly. This part also ensures the engine warms up properly by restricting the flow of coolant whenever it is cold. Thermostats are programmed to operate at pre-set temperatures, which normally range from 160 to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.

Since it is so essential that a Ford thermostat works properly, buying genuine OEM parts is recommended. That’s because the quality of aftermarket parts cannot be guaranteed. Ford owners who want nothing but the best for their vehicles can contact Blue Springs Ford Parts. For genuine OEM parts at the best prices available, call us at 800-248-7760.