Hey folks first off my car is a 1.6 astra g mk4 2000.
have been having probs with the coolant getting up to proper running temps. so i purchased a new thermostat from vaux and the alloy casing had a hairline crack on it, presumably from me over tightening it.
so i had a shot for the second time today and really took my time with this one, put it on as slack as i could then tightened up with equal pressure on each screw. eventually same thing happened again but really with little pressure on the screws/ housing. i'm sending the 2 of them back to see if its a batch failure or am i just putting it on too tight i don't know. have ordered a part from my local vaux dealer, about 3 times the price but at this point i don't care i need it fixed.
anyone else had this prob before? (thermostat being really flimsy, not the temp prob as i know its a common prob lol)
also can't fault LMF on customer service, find everyone i speak to very helpfull.
thanks for any input folks