if thermostat is stuckwhat would it cause the motor to do if it overheating real bad. considering beforehand I put just a little bit of marvel oil it

Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 10:16 AM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SE

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Stuck OPEN or stuck CLOSED? If it's open, engine will take long time to reach operating temperature, engine ECU may stay in "open loop" mode much longer. If CLOSED, you get no coolant flow and overheating, which can lead to engine failure, Marvel Mystery Oil or not. It takes 5 minutes to swap out the thermostat, not worth the risk.

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