New w211 E270 thermostat. What is this hole for?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by The Mirror Man, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. The Mirror Man

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    I bought this stat off a seller on ebay (actual stat pictured above), not anyone on here. I've looked at a couple of how-to threads online and a couple if vids but can't find any mention of anything fitting into or onto the machined hole at the bottom of the stat housing.

    I haven't started the job yet, and don't want to until I know I have the right part.

    Q: Is there something that will fit into this hole or do I have the wrong stat?
     
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    If the same as the W210 (which I think it is) then there is a plastic piece (spacer?) that looks like a cotton reel that sits there. When you take the old one off, it will become evident.
     
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    Is it just a push fit?
     
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    Yes - I'm trying to find an image but haven't succeeded yet
     
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    Make sure your old one has the tube, some stats have the casting for tube but no hole.
     
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    ....and if mine doesn't????
     
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    Thanks everyone.
    The stat I ordered was described as a new Gates stat and the one that arrived is a MotoRad that looks like a reconditioned item, by the witness marks around the fixing bolt holes.
    I've now ordered a new one from Mercedes. It will cost a little more but it will be the correct one and will fit.:thumb:
     

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